Fun with 7.0

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Tue Apr 22 18:06:09 EDT 2014

On Apr 21, 2014, at 6:30 PM, Dar Scott <dsc at> wrote:

> My daughter created this:
> on mouseUp
>   set the label of button "ロケットの 打ち上げ" to "自爆スイッチ"
>   put "クローン作成プロセスを完成できました。" into field "Status"
> end mouseUp
> Anyway, it is that easy.  Except for learning Japanese; that is the hard part.  (She studied a couple semesters in Japan, but she is still learning.)

I've also been looking closely at Unicode in LC 7, as have a couple of my students. As of DP2 it's pretty stable, and for the most part unicode "just works". It's almost like magic.

There are still some problems with right-to-left languages, and some insert cursor weirdnesses. See e.g., bugs, and

I've been following Dar's posts with interest.


Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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