Re: Ways to show Unicode contents on Windows?

From: Eli Zaretskii <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:46:27 +0300

> From: Peter Constable <>
> Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 03:19:44 +0000
> You can't expect an OS like Windows XP to support Old Italic characters that weren't even defined in Unicode at the time it shipped.

In all fairness, I think you forget the regular OS updates. I have XP
SP3 installed on one of my machines, and it gets updates until this
very date (the last one was just a week ago). One of those updates
could bring an upgrade of Uniscribe and whatever else is needed to
support newly introduced scripts. No one said that these updates are
only for fixing "security holes" or other urgent problems. Moreover,
the updates are subdivided into "important" and "optional", so the
script support could be in "optional" area, if that's important.

So I guess it's just a matter of managerial decision somewhere,
whether to bring this new support to existing systems or request users
to upgrade to the next OS version. I see no technical reasons here.
Received on Fri Jul 19 2013 - 01:49:54 CDT

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