Re: A quick clarification please.

From: Andrew Dunbar (
Date: Mon Apr 22 2002 - 10:52:23 EDT

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     --- Martin Sevior
    <> wrote: >
    > Hi Andrew,
    > If we use UTF-32 as our internal format in the
    > piecetable will
    > we still need two or more 32-bit numbers to
    > represent combining
    > characters?

    Yes we will. We will need one for the base character
    and one for each combining character which combines
    with it.

    > If not, ie if UTF-32 can hold all unicode in a
    > single 32 bit number I vote
    > for that as our internal format.
    > I really don't like the idea of variable length
    > strings per glyph in our
    > piecetable though I don't mind converting to that
    > when presenting text to
    > a GUI.

    There's really no way to avoid it and still support
    all languages via Unicode.

    Andrew Dunbar.

    > Cheers
    > Martin


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