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Re: New Mac OS Changes

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: New Mac OS Changes
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 11:36:32 +0900 (JST)

Andrew Choi <address@hidden> writes:
>>  [...]
>>  So, how about supporting more Unicode characters by
>>  introducing these two charsets instead of
>>  mac-roman-lower/upper:
>>      mule-unicode-2500-33ff (before the start of CJK Ideographs)
>>      mule-unicode-e000-ffff (Private Use and Compatibility)
>>  (I think that having more non-Unicode private character sets
>>  makes the shift to Unicode more difficult)
>>  Then, we can cover not only all mac-roman characters, but
>>  also all Unicode BMP characters in non-CJK area.
>>  Miyashita-san can easily update his package Mule-UCS for
>>  supporting these new characters.
>>  Writing a coding system (and CCL program for Monaco font)
>>  for mac-roman encoding is easy.
>>  If you agree with this method, I'll work on it quickly.  For
>>  the moment, I see no technical difficulty, and beleive that
>>  it doesn't break any existing codes.

> This is certainly a more general solution.  I added the two Mac Roman
> character sets because it was the easiest thing to do at the time.
> Let me know how I can help.

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> I vote for this.

Gerd Moellmann <address@hidden> writes:
> Seconed.

Ok.  As it seems that there's no objection, I'll soon
install codes to support mule-unicode-2500-33ff and
mule-unicode-e000-ffff, then send a patch for
lisp/term/mac-win to Andrew so that he can test it before
installing it.  I think I can finish them by the next

Ken'ichi HANDA

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