[rfc-i] New version: draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-04.txt

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Fri Nov 7 08:13:07 PST 2008


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Julian Reschke wrote:
> Joe Touch wrote:
>> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> Joe Touch wrote:
>>>> The standard included Windows text editor doesn't react properly to
>>>> UTF-8 (changing fonts mid-stream, e.g.). If that's the best reaction to
>>>> UTF-8 we have, that doesn't bode well for this transition.
>>>> ...
>>> Speaking of which; I'm not sure what you're referring to.
>>>
>>> I opened the file in Wordpad, and I don't see any major breakage (on
>>> page 5).
>>
>> The display fonts change when it hits the first UTF-8 character (not the
>> BOM), and doesn't change back.
>>
>> It's bent, though not completely broken, and definitely not what UTF is
>> supposed to do.
>> ...
> 
> Not over here.
> 
> Both first and last page use Courier New, 10 pt.
> 
> Wordpad version is as of XP SP3.

Mine is Vista SP1. I've already reported that I start as Courier New,
and it shifts to SimSun on the bottom of page 4. SimSun is needed for
the Chinese character, but the text doesn't revert to Courier New when
Roman (aka Latin) characters resume.

Joe
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