SignBank Menus in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic...

Valerie Sutton Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Sep 12 03:08:31 UTC 2002

SignWriting List
September 11, 2002

Isn't Mac OS X wonderful, Dan? What an operating system! I get full
email messages in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, now because I switched
to Mac OS X..

I have found out that people in the Far East have lots of items to
sell through email - ha!

Which makes me feel very hopeful about the old SignWriter 5.0 Java
source code...suddenly some of the bugs went away in OS X...I am
starting work with a Java programmer on SW 5.0 to see if we can clean
it October and November...and he is a strong OS X java
programmer so that is perfect!  Val ;-)


Dan Parvaz wrote:
>For those of us who happen to be using MacOS X, the latest releast
>(10.2, aka "Jaguar") handles Unicode pretty much right out the can.
>One caveat for Right-to-Left scripts like Arabic, is that you get
>better support out of UTF-16 than UTF-8... the single-byte version
>places punctuation on the wrong side of the line. To wit..
>àÿ„ÑÿߍÖÿßÿ ÑÑÿ„äÿØ Öÿ‚ÖÿØ Öÿ‚ÖàÿØ!

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