[squeak-dev] Pasting unicode (was Re: Pharo:: Re: Cuis update)

Markus Gaelli gaelli at emergent.de
Thu Apr 16 11:58:05 UTC 2009

Hi Folks

Am 16.04.2009 um 13:38 schrieb Bèrto ëd Sèra:

> CUIS is a wonderful distro, but today I had to inline a string of  
> credits for a guy who has an Irish name, and in order to do it I'll  
> have to make a chinese dance, because I cannot cut and paste his  
> name into a string. Now go and explain to a paying customer that you  
> are two weeks late because you cannot cut and paste a name... When  
> Igor said this is just a toy I could only agree. Because this is  
> what people who try to sell Squeak are condemned to hear over and  
> over again, as long as these basic problems do not get solved.
> Once again, this does not mean that someone is lazy or stupid or an  
> "enemy of the people". It means that *maybe* there could be a way to  
> share the load of work you all do in a way that makes a better  
> result with less effort. I underline it, I said *maybe* and I'm not  
> able to suggest a remedy here and now. But surely talking about it  
> in explicit terms can help to find such a remedy, if any exists.


Actually this "chinese dance" also caused me to stay away from Cuis,  
which I really liked in general. Especially the speed.
Please do consider to have unicode as not optional.

Side remark: I tried Pharo as well for reading in some data with  
unicode but it also coughed on Umlauts -- so I found myself to use the  
squeakland distro again, which for me actually works best --  as soon  
as I have changed it from kids-mode to developer-mode. Oh well...



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