Re: Unicode normalization tools
John Cowan wrote: >>I've looked at ICU a couple of times and been horrified by the sheer >>volume and the learning curve, and both times decided it was quicker and >>safer to code up whatever-it-was myself. > > That works if you have the utmost confidence in your personal ability to > get it right. For most programmers, that's a dangerous attitude to take > around the guts of Unicode. I disagree; I find that Unicode is unusually crystal-clear and programmer-friendly among standards. Whenever I've wanted to do something specific (which admittedly hasn't up till now included normalization), I've poked around a bit and found what I needed somewhere in a combination of the online docs and Unicode-Data files, and had pretty good results just banging out the code. -- Cheers, Tim Bray (ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)
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