Re: Taiwan Aboriginal Languages and Unicode support

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Dec 26 2006 - 18:49:32 CST

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    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 *

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