Adding Accufonts to the update stream (was Re: LicencesQuestion : Squeak-L Art 6.)

Ian Piumarta ian.piumarta at
Mon Feb 24 14:04:31 UTC 2003

On 24 Feb 2003, Cees de Groot wrote:

> I'm also assuming that MacOS X moves/has moved to ISO 8859, which
> makes the MacRoman encoding even more an anachronism ;-)
> Err, dare I bring the issue of Unicode, UTF-8, ... to the table?

MacOSX uses Unicode internally and converts to UTF-8 for things like the
filesystem which are limited to 8-bit chars.  I can't speak for the
Carbonized Mac VM or CocoaSqueak, but the Quartz support in the 3.5 Unix
VM handles MacOSX Unicode correctly and properly converts whatever
keyboard layout and charset is selected in the prefs panel into MacRoman.
(Changing it to convert to ISO-8859-N would require simply replacing one
constant [kCFStringEncodingMacRoman with kCFStringEncodingISOLatinN] in
the source.  Ditto for kCFStringEncodingUTF8.)


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