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Re: wide vs. complex characters

From: Robert Brady
Subject: Re: wide vs. complex characters
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 20:04:49 +0100 (BST)

On Sun, 15 Oct 2000, Neil Zanella wrote:

> But when Unicode is used there is no need for overstriking characters.

Er, no.  A proper Unicode implemention needs combining characters. Whilst
you can get away with using precomposed characters for some European
languages, there are a lot of languages that need combining characters.

Think "Thai, Lao, Arabic, Hebrew, Maths, Phonetics", etc.

I speak for myself, not my employer

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