From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 26 2006 - 18:49:32 CST
At 17:27 -0700 2006-12-26, John H. Jenkins wrote:
>This was done some fifteen years ago. Now, all the major
>Unicode-supporting platforms do the right thing and this kind of
>hack is no longer needed.
What doesn't work is fonts presenting users with decent glyph
representation for accented Latin characters which are not
precomposed in the standard.
>Moreover, adding precomposed accented forms to the standard at this
>point would create dangerous instabilities for processes such as
>normalizing and will not be done. There are no longer any technical
>needs to do it and strong technical objections to it being done.
Support for disadvantaged languages is still suboptimal at best.
I hate to say it, but it is true.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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