Re: Re: Why I Hate Palmtops (was: Re: SGML, XML and SML)
rev-bob@g... scripsit: > Oh, to swipe a bone from the SML threads, here's another thing to > toss in. I have a hard time visualizing radical internationalization > on a tiny screen. Anglo-centric characters, I get. Asian scripts > and Cyrillic...well, those seem a bit out of range. I don't know what Cyrillic is doing here: whatever can represent Latin can represent Cyrillic (except a nixie tube, I suppose!). > Again, am I > missing something? Call me strange, but I just don't see the pixel > density on current palm/cell screens being big enough to display > a reasonable amount of Kanji data. Traditionally, Han characters are displayed at double the width of alphabetic ones, in limited-resolution environments. Considering that in Chinese the ratio between romanized and Han forms of text is 3.5:1 or so, and in Japanese it may be as much as 8:1 in particular cases, this seems a very reasonable tradeoff. -- John Cowan cowan@c... I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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