[Dev] Re: Chandler Internationalization .6 Specification is ready
bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Fri Jul 15 14:06:34 PDT 2005
Thank for the feedback. Comments are included incline:
I18n G.A.L. wrote:
> Brian, et al,
> I'm not able to do a whole lot online, but I've read over the plan.
> Here are my comments:
> 1. In general, it's best to specify the character encoding scheme (or
> form) directly. "Unicode" can mean UTF-8, UTF-16 (BE or LE), or
> UTF-32. I recommend using UTF-8 wherever possible, unless working
> within a 16-bit oriented environment (such as Java), where I'd
> recommend UTF-16.
When referring to unicode lower case I am talking about Python's
unicode object which can be utf-16 (BE or LE) or utf-32 depending on the
platform it was compiled on. So the actual unicode storage type is not
fixed. PyICU on the other hand and ICU for that matter uses utf-16. I
believe the Repository is storing Unicode as utf-8.
> 2. As for test plans, they would need to be more elaborate. Many
> areas are discussed in
I agree completely. It is just an area of the proposal I have not had a
chance to flush out yet.
> 3. Nitpick, Unicode is capitalized.
Sure. It its gets a bit confusing since really I am referring to two
things Unicode (the standard) and unicode the Python object. Perhaps I
should put a brief note detailing the differences at the beginning of
the document and use Unicode to refer to the standard and unicode to
refer to Python's object.
> Unfortunately I'm not familiar enough with the Chandler code to
> determine whether the code specifics are adequate to address i18n. If
> I have time to learn it (and Python), I'll revisit the plan. Right
> now I'm still in transition (see http://i18ngal.blogspot.com :-)
Any feedback would greatly be appreciated.
> Andrea Vine
> */Brian Kirsch <bkirsch at osafoundation.org>/* wrote:
> The .6 i18n spec is ready for comments. I will be offline
> Wednesday and
> Thursday of next week dealing with the move.
> I will be back online next Friday to address any feedback.
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