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Re: MML charset tag regression

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: MML charset tag regression
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 09:51:49 +0900 (JST)
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In article <address@hidden>, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> Can you write a self-contained statement addressed to the GTK people
> requesting them to provide better COMPOUND_TEXT handling, and
> explaining more specifically what we need and why?  We need that,
> I think, to make the case to them.

How about this?  Please note that I don't know if this is the
responsibility of GTK, nor of the underling GDK, nor of each
client program.

Could you send it (after polishing English) to a proper

This is a strong request.

When a selection owner reacts upon the request of type
COMPOUND_TEXT and the selection data (text) contains a
character that is not encodable by COMPOUND_TEXT, the owner
should not replace such a character with '?' nor strip off
the charater silently.  Instead the owner should send back
the XSelectionEvent with the `property' member None.  That
way, a requester can request the different type, e.g.,
UTF8_STRING, TEXT.  Otherwise, the requester has no way to
know that the received data is the correct one or not.

This is a less strong request.

When a selection owner have to convert Unicode characters to
some other legacy charsets (ISO-8859-X, JISX0208, GB2312,
etc) upon a request of type COMPOUND_TEXT and there are
multiple choices (e.g. some HAN character to JISX0208 or to
GB2312), it is better that the owner chooses a charset
supported by the current locale with the highest priority.

Ken'ichi HANDA

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