On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 08:00:53 -0400, Peter T. Daniels
<grammatim@...> wrote:

> ((And, computer engineers, don't start that bullshit about fonts
> accommodating thousands of characters -- in 1993 they couldn't.
> Period.))

I'm ignorant about the history of CJK and computers. Surely, the Japanese
were handling their own language then, in at least a few computers, I
should think, but I surely could be wrong. I know even less about Chinese.

When did double-byte character sets (DBCS) come into use? Fairly sure that
they predate Unicode 1.0.


Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass. (Not "MA")
not a computer engineer