From: Andrew Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 14 2010 - 17:14:11 CDT
On 15 October 2010 03:16, Peter Constable <email@example.com> wrote:
> So, I haven’t seen indications that the increased emphasis on standards
> necessarily translates into quicker response in supporting all of Unicode.
> Windows has for several years been further along than other OSs in the
> number of scripts that are supported. I can’t speak to what the priorities
> are for the next version of Windows, but I can tell you that Mandaic isn’t
> even close. I’d speculate that for Apple there are some priorities are
> around getting adoption of iPhone and iPad in additional markets, but that
> Chinese will be given more priority than Hindi, Hindi more priority than
> Amharic, and Amharic way more priority than Mandaic. And I’d speculate that
> Google is in a similar mode.
I've been monitoring solutions for mobile devices esp smart phones in
south east asia, and there seems to be a growing trend to implement
legacy encodings for pseudo-Unicode solutions that aren't dependent on
complex rendering that's missing on mobile devices.
> In other words, we’re still grinding along.
and in some cases there is retrograde movement
-- Andrew Cunningham Senior Project Manager, Research and Development Vicnet State Library of Victoria Australia firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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