character encoding questions
michael at textscience.com
Thu Jul 17 12:17:30 BST 1997
At 08:16 AM 7/15/97 -0700, Christina Portillo wrote:
>My questions are:
>1. How are the software vendors (browser, parser, authoring) planning on
>supporting documents which utilize the UNICODE character set?
1. Grif has implemented UNICODE 2.0 in the current versions of its Korean
SGML editor and UNICODE will be incorporated in the next release of our
SGML Editor product.
2. We have rewritten the standard C string and character processing
macros to handle UNICODE. (The GNU license effectively prohibits use
GNU library in commercial products. We also felt that the GNU
would not have been adequate.)
3. Internally we use the UCS-2 16 bit character encoding and use
to read other encodings.
4. Currently, UNICODE versions of the product only work under Windows '95 and
NT, although the base library interfaces are platform independent.
5. Symposia, our HTML editor and our first product which will be released
support for XML is also being upgraded to use UCS-2 16 bit encoding
Currently it handles UTF-8 ASCII and ISO-8859 but will translate
127 to a character entity on keystroke entry.
Michael Leventhal Internet : http://www.grif.com
G R I F , S. A. Email : Michael.Leventhal at grif.fr
VP, Technology Telephone : 510-444-2962
1800 Lake Shore Ave Ste 14 Fax : 510-444-1672
Oakland, California 94606 France : (011) 33 1 30121430 (fr US)
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