RE: Level of Unicode support required for various languages

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 09:04:19 CST

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    > From: [] On
    > Behalf Of Ben Monroe

    > > [IDS] should be considered a better-than-nothing stop-gap
    > > until something appropriate comes along (either an encoded character
    > > or a registered variation sequence). I suppose that a text in say
    > > Zhuang could use a custom font to hide the fact that most of it
    > > consists of IDSs, but in such a case Unicode explicitly warns that no
    > > operation other than display-related ones will likely work. Using an
    > > IDS in running text is a hack.
    > Considering the rejected characters, "until" does not seem appropriate.

    Rejected characters? I don't see any characters on the rejected list that have any connection to Zhuang, IDS or CJK.

    > For such IDS is the only option. And not much of an option either
    > since very few environments can actually render it.

    Indeed, not much of an option at all for running text, as John suggested. But not the only option: there is also PUA for private used until public encodings are available. That would probably be a better option for anybody wanting to work with Zhuang running text.


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