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Re: [Adonthell-devel] Non-Latin fonts

From: Alexandre Courbot
Subject: Re: [Adonthell-devel] Non-Latin fonts
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 20:52:09 +0100
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In case it would return unicode strings somehow packed into a char*
array, most of Adonthell would need no change. Only the window system
that finally displays the text needs to understand unicode. The rest
would just pass it through.
I think that's what happens, at least with UTF-8 (the encoding we'll most likely use). American characters are coded the same way as ASCII (that is, 7 bits), while other characters have the most significant bit of the first byte set, indicating they take two bytes. Simple, efficient, and would only require changes to the window system.



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