COPYing Unicode text

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Sun Feb 13 12:08:37 EST 2011


This has to do with byte values at the hardware level. Welcome to the world
of BIG and LITTLE endian <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endianness> values.
Most of the time this stuff is handled by the OS. The Mac's transition from
Power-PC to Intel was quite a feat considering all the challenges.

On 13 February 2011 10:27, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/13/2011 06:07 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>
>> Hi Richmond,
>>
>> I did the same, on Mac OS X (PPC + Intel) and Windows XP. It worked fine,
>> but sometimes I had to revert the hexadecimal values of the glyphs, e.g.
>> from 1234 into 4321. In a longer stream, you'd get 123412341234 -->
>>  432143214321. There is only one possible answer: try and test.
>>
>>
> I must be a bit 'thick', but I don't entirely understand what you mean.
>
> On Mac PPC a long string of repeating Unicode glyphs copy-pastes
> successfully into
> both Abiword and Open Office.
>
>  --
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Mark Schonewille
>>
>>
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