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Of bytes and encoded strings

Of bytes and encoded strings

Posted Jan 23, 2014 21:15 UTC (Thu) by hummassa (subscriber, #307)
In reply to: Of bytes and encoded strings by anselm
Parent article: Of bytes and encoded strings

I understand that khmer alphabet is actually an alphasillabary, but why would Arabic be worse?


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Of bytes and encoded strings

Posted Jan 23, 2014 21:29 UTC (Thu) by anselm (subscriber, #2796) [Link]

Different letter shapes depending on where in the word you are (think »ſ on steroids«)? No proper vowels? Makes Latin script look almost straightforward by comparison :^)

Of bytes and encoded strings

Posted Jan 25, 2014 18:23 UTC (Sat) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263) [Link]

Store it as splines, that'll "fix" it :D

Re: Different letter shapes depending on where in the word

Posted Jan 31, 2014 7:46 UTC (Fri) by ldo (guest, #40946) [Link]

Those different letter shapes are a rendering issue, not an encoding issue. Treating them as an encoding issue is a recipe for madness. It is avoided by all sensible text-handling systems.


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