[fpc-devel] Unicode functions

Daniël Mantione 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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