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Subject: Re: [boost] unicode tools and an unicode string type
From: Graham (Graham_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-30 18:37:42

8. Re: [gsoc] unicode tools and an unicode string type
      (Mathias Gaunard)

>It's really aimed at being simple and non-intrusive. Components are
>fairly separate and code is thus incremental, and the unicode string
>just composes the work.
>I personally believe basic_string, char_traits, and codecvt facets and
>the standard locale system are not really suitable to deal with
>which may have been the reason why previous proposals ended up they way

>they did.
>I think some people said the same in the various unicode discussions,
>Efficient algorithms are provided by the Unicode consortium, so it's
>mostly just the design or glue code that needs work.
>The glue depending on what integration with other components is being
>done. Here, it's mostly just range concepts.


Unfortunately the simple algorithms supplied by the Unicode consortium
all end up requiring a character traits tables ! There are large tables
that need to be transformed into compact sets of traits and this was
done by myself and Rogier.

These traits are then used to drive simple [ish] rules.

So whatever you do - you need to start with the character traits tables
[which are large].


Graham Barnett

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