Subject: Re: from AbiWord to AbiSuite [was Re: A new draw on XP refactoring
From: Martin Sevior (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 05:49:34 CST
On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Mike Nordell wrote:
> Martin Sevior wrote:
> > 2. 16 bit unsigned char => 32 bit unsigned char to allow 100% unicode
> > compliance.
> I take it you mean UTF-32 compliance here, meaning AbiWord is to only use
> UTF-32 (unicode.org) or UCS-4 (ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000)?
> May I ask exactly _how_ we're supposed to display e.g. UCS-4 on Win32? :-)
> You don't happen to know of a freely available 32-bit TrueType font (less
> than 12 GB in size)? :-)
This is for future enhancements. GTK-2 uses UTF-8 for all glyph
presentations. We can use a UCS-4 => UTF-8 convertor for GTK-2 and
convertors for whatever is used for windows. There are already
unicode points beyond 2^16. Going to UCS-4 gives us total future
compatitibilty with a very small memory penalty.
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