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

Alan Kay Alan.Kay at
Mon Feb 24 15:54:02 UTC 2003

We should encourage Yoshiki to comment here. He has recently done 
quite a bit of work with "world level fonts", UNICODE, and Squeak.




At 3:04 PM +0100 2/24/03, Ian Piumarta wrote:
>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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