[fpc-devel] Unicode functions
daniel.mantione at freepascal.org
Tue Aug 26 12:56:39 CEST 2008
Op Tue, 26 Aug 2008, schreef ik:
> Also many languages such as Hebrew Arabic and more does not have
> upper/lower case thingy (Arabic have for most but not all chars 3
> types of appearing one at the beginning of the word/next to a non
> combined char), one in the middle of the chars (combined on both
> sides) and one for the end, if it does not combine after that char
> like end of a word or char just not part of the combined chars.
Indeed. Of all the scripts daily used in computer usage, only Latin,
Cyrillic and Greek have upper/lower case characters. There are a few more
not so often used scripts that have upper/lowercase, but that's about it.
Other scripts like Hebrew/Arabic have their own cultural conventions,
putting everything into upper/lowercase boxes is just another
short-sighted western view.
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