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On Monday 16 February 2004 12:01 am, Paul Schlie wrote: > (over all, it's interesting that possibly in lieu of worrying about any > specific character-sets, it may be more productive to define the presumed > display semantics of a more abstract language/platform dependant > character-set, ... I may have misunderstood, but I think that "display semantics" above the Unicode level is something far beyond character handling and better dealt with in libraries. Layout, ligature, and font specifics are quite involved. [I did some early work on multi-language support for Java/Unicode display at Apple and found it quite complex]. Again, MIT/GNU Scheme aside, one seldom ships a text editor/layout engine with a Scheme compiler. $0.02, -KenD