I received this from David Durand who cannot currently post to XML-DEV. I have Davids permission to forward it to the list. [David Durand] > >In a nutshell: 16-bit character codes. Diaritics (accents, Vowel signs in >Devanagari, etc.) represented (preferably) as combining characters, although >some precombined characters are available for compatibility with old documents >and software (political concession). For compatiblity with ISO's 32(31?) bit >standard some escape sequences can include characters > 65537 (these are the >"Surrogate" characters). > >You need the book for the details of handling bidirectional text rendering, >word breaking, etc. etc. The scripts of the world cover a very wide space. > Sean Mc Grath sean@d... Digitome Electronic Publishing http://www.digitome.com xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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