UTF8 Squeak (was Re: New Win32 VM [m17n testers needed])
david.mitchell at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 15:35:44 UTC 2007
I'd start with Pavel's kernel image:
If you google Pavel kernel image you can find discussion
On 6/7/07, subbukk <subbukk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 June 2007 5:54 pm, Lex Spoon wrote:
> > Yes, it would seem to simplify matters to use UTF-8 consistently for
> > interfacing between the image and the VM. Instead of the VM picking
> > an encoding and telling the image which one it picked, it could go
> > ahead and convert it to UTF-8.
> > This applies not just to filenames, but every place where text is
> > exchanged between the Smalltalk world and the VM, for example keyboard
> > events and the clipboard.
> This is not an easy job as the assumption of ASCII pervades Squeak. The only
> system that I am aware of that bit the bullet and went the whole hog is Plan
> 9. The team got the kernel, library and utilities to work with UTF8 as basic
> character unit and wrote about experience:
> Is there a kernel image that just contains basic Squeak and VMMaker where one
> could try building a UTF-8 Squeak? Smaller the better.
> Regards .. Subbu
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