Re: gettext usage in libraries
- From: Sander Vesik <Sander Vesik sun com>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>, gnome-2-0-list gnome org, gnome-hackers <gnome-hackers gnome org>
- Subject: Re: gettext usage in libraries
- Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 18:21:57 +0000 (GMT)
On 29 Nov 2001, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Sander Vesik <Sander Vesik sun com> writes:
> > > I don't know of *any* examples of this among existing written "primary"
> > > languages. Please give an example of a language that has neither an
> > > approved nor a proposed unicode code page...
> > >
> > Uhhh... unicode isn't even really complete for something as widely used as
> > Tamil.
> Anyone who seriously wants to argue against Unicode will also have to
> argue against Java, XML, the whole Windows platform, Qt, etc.
> i.e. basically if Unicode doesn't support your language, you are not
> going to be using any recent computer technology. So I'm quite
> confident languages that aren't supported well enough in Unicode are
> going to submit new code pages to unicode.org and get the problem
> Plus it's quite academic from a GNOME standpoint - there is no way we
> could back off the Unicode strategy at this point, we're quite
I was not suggesting we back off of Unicode or even arguing against it.
Just dispersing misconceptions about its completeness.
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