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Re: New Mac OS Changes

From: Andrew Choi
Subject: Re: New Mac OS Changes
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 20:00:20 +0800

> [...]
> 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.


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