RE: "Giga Character Set": Nothing but noise

From: Carl W. Brown (
Date: Sun Oct 15 2000 - 17:42:55 EDT


Windows NT has had this problem. However all Unicode applications can run
at close to the same speed. It took years to get there and the battle will
not be one until Me is replaced so that there is an all Unicode platform and
a new crop of applications is written as pure Unicode applications.

It is largely a chicken and egg issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Everson []
Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2000 5:22 AM
To: Unicode List
Subject: RE: "Giga Character Set": Nothing but noise

Ar 18:30 -0800 2000-10-14, scríobh Doug Ewell:

>Yes, but 1500 times faster? I don't know if 11-Digit Boy was right
>about using Intercal, but their Unicode implementation must have been
>really slow.

Speed is an issue, it seems. The two third-party Mac demos that use the
Unicode keyboards under Mac OS 9 are very slow indeed.

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