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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
Again, MIT/GNU Scheme aside, one seldom ships a text editor/layout engine with
a Scheme compiler.