Re: Version(s) of Unicode supported by various versions of Microsoft Windows

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Fri Mar 05 2004 - 15:06:43 EST

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    On 05/03/2004 10:48, Patrick Andries wrote:

    > Peter said:
    >>> People *really shouldn't* ask "Does product X support Unicode version
    >>> N?" They should be asking questions like "Can product X correctly
    >>> perform function Y on such-and-such characters added in Unicode version
    >>> N?"
    > This makes for a rather long list of questions if you want to know
    > what Microsoft supports in a new OS or product release for instance.
    > One might think of how to best present the latest support level in a
    > concise fashion and not on a per function per character basis.
    > P. A.
    Microsoft has an almost forgotten, but still working, syntax for asking
    such multiple questions (note the change to "all characters"):

    for %Y in ("Product %X\functions\*.*") do ask "Can product %X correctly
    perform function %Y on all characters in Unicode version %N?"

    Perhaps a mechanism is needed to AND together the answers for each
    product. If the result is TRUE, product %X might be considered to
    support Unicode version %N.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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