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Re: VMs: For this MONKEY: Help, pointers, etc. please:Unicode, TrueType fonts, kerning

Hi Rafal,

At 14:31 07/09/2003 +0200, Rafal Prinke wrote:
Nick Pelling wrote:
> My guess is that a turbo-Monkey would need:-
> (a) to read Unicode in from somewhere (I suggest RTF, but XML is another
> option);

Why not TXT? Actually, XML is pure text unless it uses
character entities but that would make things more complicated
to support those.

All modern XML processors use Unicode internally (AFAIK this is a requirement), but not all XML uses Unicode (in fact, very little anything actually uses Unicode ATM, but this might well change in future).

So, XML explicitly handles (and specifies) the character encoding used (such as UTF-8 or UTF-16) using (unsurprisingly) the "encoding" keyword in the XML declaration - all valid XML parsers must handle UTF-8 and UTF-16, though most tend also to handle ISO-8859-1 and Windows-centric encodings (like "windows-1252"). It all ends up as Unicode, regardless. :-)

BTW: I have just found what seems like what Jacques
was looking for:


This looks really nice, I think I'll start using it myself. :-)

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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