Subject: Re: Wide character implementation
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 03:03:52 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <>

* Sander Vesik
| Wake up, smnell the coffee and learn about 'combiners'.  And then *think*
| just a little bit, including about thinks like collation, sort order and
| similar.

  Perhaps you are unaware of the character concept as used in Unicode?  It
  would seem prudent at this time for you to return to the sources and
  obtain the information you lack.  To wit, what you incompetently refer to
  as "combiners" are actually called "combining characters".  I suspect you
  knew that, too, since nobody _else_ calls them "combiners".  But it seems
  that you are fighting for your honor, now, not technical correctness, and
  I shall leave to you another pathetic attempt to feel good about yourself
  when you should acknowledge inferior knowledge and learn something.

  Oh, by the way, Unicode has three levels.  Study Unicode, and you will
  know that they mean and what they do.  Hint: "variable-length character"
  is an incompetent restatement.  A single _glyph_ may be made up of more
  than one _character_ and a given glyph may be specifed using more than
  one character.  If you had known Unicode at all, you would know this.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.