Re: Slide show: Survey of current programming language support for Unicode

From: philip chastney <>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:40:28 -0700 (PDT)

interesting after banging on about the need to adhere to Unicode annexes, &c, and not withstanding the comment that "the characters in this block are intended for symbols used in mathematical notation", Christiansen uses characters from the Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols block for visual effect alone still, intentions are one thing, and actual practice another  --  like many of us, he probably feels free to ignore a standard's specifications when they feel restrictive I seem to remember Doug Ewell asking for actual examples of the use of Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols being used as intended  --  presumably these slides don't count as the first such instance..? all the same, a very interesting presentation   . . .   /phil chastney ________________________________ From: Karl Williamson <> To: "" <> Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 9:01 PM Subject: Slide show: Survey of current programming language support for Unicode Tom Christiansen recently gave a talk at the OSCON conference concerning the varying levels of support for Unicode in some current programming languages.  It is accessible via this link The talk is entitled "Unicode Support Shootout", and is is one of three talks listed there, the other two being Perl specific.  I recommend the html slide show version, from this link, Left-click to advance to the next slide in the sequence.
Received on Wed Aug 10 2011 - 15:47:30 CDT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Wed Aug 10 2011 - 15:47:32 CDT