Re: Ways to show Unicode contents on Windows?

From: Andrew Cunningham <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:53:20 +1000

Although writing an IME from scratch is beyond the skill set of a few of us.

Although there are text services framework table based IMEs. Although I did
here a romour that support for those may disappear. Not sure if that is
true or not.

But since Windows 8, it has become even more difficult to track what is
happening in terms of input, esp since there are more input frameworks than
there used to be.

One of the reasons I prefer using non-Microsoft tools for complex input

Microsoft typography team has done same very good work. But Microsoft is so
large, things are becoming fragmented.

Interesting tools like locale builder were never maintained.

And it is becoming more difficult to develop solutions for lesser used

It is the nature of the beast, not just an issue with Microsoft and Windows
8, but with internationalisatin support in many large projects.

On 19/07/2013 5:47 PM, "Richard Wordingham" <>

> On Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:11:45 -0700
> Ilya Zakharevich <> wrote:
> > Just in case: do you realize that out-of-BMP must be specified via
> > LIGATURES section?
> Yes, for 'character' read UTF-16 code element. Even worse, you can't
> use dead keys outside the BMP, which prevents one using MSKLC for
> typing in natural language in cuneiform orthography. (Plain text
> Egyptian is no more supported than is plain text calculus.) However,
> I recall that one can use a simple IME instead.
> Richard.
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