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Re: Unicode support

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Unicode support
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 09:10:54 +0200 (CEST)

> > > I attach below a few words which I hope will make it clear that
> > > without motivated individuals that will begin working on this
> > > RSN, Unicode support in Emacs will remain a pipe dream for a
> > > long, long time.
> > 
> > There are motivated individuals (e.g. Eric Naggum -- at least, he
> > was...).
> Erik Naggum, and a few other people who actively participated in the
> discussion of the Unicode-based design I mentioned, disappeared from
> sight as soon as the design was agreed upon.  I don't know why did
> that happen, but the fact is that no one coded anything according to
> that agreed-upon design, except Handa-san lately.

The reason for not working on Unicode support is that we all wait that
Emacs 21 is out.  It has the necessary capabilities for real Unicode
output -- there were so many internal changes to almost everything
that it would be hard to develop something in parallel.


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