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Re: Help create a Mac OSX port of Charmap

From: Chad Hardin
Subject: Re: Help create a Mac OSX port of Charmap
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 14:33:34 -1000

I just looked over the "Special Characters..." Mac OS X has in the Edit Menu, which brings up the character palette. Let me tell you, it is simply awesome. If Charmap matches up to it, I would be very impressed. For instance, look here. I am able to find Chinese characters by stroke count. It also gives me related characters. It actually *UNDERSTANDS* the language, it is much much more than something which displays the code tables.

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On May 16, 2004, at 5:50 AM, Uli Kusterer wrote:

In article <address@hidden>,
 Christopher Culver <address@hidden> wrote:

From what I understand, there's nothing on Mac OSX that compares to
what Charmap will be by version 1.0. Giving this to the community of
Mac users and saying that it was created on GNUstep would be, I think,
some nice exposure for our community.

From what I read on Savannah, I would guess that Charmap is an advanced
version of a concept to which the MacOS X equivalent would probably be
the "Character palette" you can get via the "Edit" menu:

This palette lets you preview all character by code page, script system
or unicode block, displays its name and shows "similar characters". It
also offers a display of a character in all fonts that have a particular

 Am I misunderstanding the (sadly rather sparse) description of what
Charmap is here, or are the two programs fairly similar?

-- Uli
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