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Re: cyg1.7 - DOS character remapping: change request.
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:34:11 -0700
- Subject: Re: cyg1.7 - DOS character remapping: change request.
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According to Linda Walsh on 11/23/2009 4:59 PM:
> Instead of using random characters out of the 'random free area' --
> which could display as anything if you aren't in cygwin, depending
> on what charset you have loaded, why not use 'dedicated' unicode
> characters that map to the signs for those characters? They aren't
> exactly equivalent, as they include some built-in display spacing,
> BUT, they would display a colon as a colon, "*" as a asterisk, etc.
But then, how would you distinguish between the valid UTF-16 replacement
used to represent an invalid character, and a valid UTF-16 character
representing itself? I'm sorry, but the value of a 1-to-1 round trip
mapping outweighs the convenience of displaying a glyph that looks the
same but causes ambiguous round trip conversions.
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
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