Unicode Problems in 2.1.2

Dean Snyder dean.snyder at jhu.edu
Mon Dec 1 11:44:46 EST 2003

Revolution 2.1.2 claims improvements in Unicode handling, but it has gone
backwards in at least one area and has also failed to fix a previously
reported serious bug:

* Unlike earlier versions where it worked, characters in the Unicode
Private Use Area are now rendered by the generic no-glyph-here symbol and
not the corresponding glyphs in custom fonts installed with those characters.

* Unicode characters with code points that end in "09" are still
interpreted as tabs, ASCII character 9, in Revolution table fields.

Part of my research depends on manipulation of Unicode text and flakiness
here is very disturbing. (I don't believe this is an OS issue, but I'm
using Mac OS X 10.3.1, Panther.)


Dean A. Snyder
Scholarly Technology Specialist
Library Digital Programs, Sheridan Libraries
Garrett Room, MSE Library, 3400 N. Charles St.
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21218

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