[Openmcl-devel] Unicode in OpenMCL

Steve Jenson stevej at pobox.com
Sat Jun 26 02:19:01 UTC 2004

On Jun 24, 2004, at 12:31 PM, Duncan Rose wrote:

> If this is on the cards, why not move straight to 2-octet ISO 10646 
> (UCS-4)?
> At least this is a "natural" size (for want of a better term) being 32 
> bits
> already...

I agree that UCS-4 is probably best. It's important to note that 
openmcl can currently print and store UTF-8 without harming it. I 
tested it with some vicious Plane 1 characters:

(defvar *utf8* "𐌸𐌹𐌶𐌰𐌹: 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐍆𐌹𐌻𐌰")
(format t "~A" *utf8*)

$ openmcl -l testing-utf8.lisp
; loading system definition from
; /Users/stevej/.openmcl/asdf-install/asdf-install.asd into #<Package 
; registering #<SYSTEM ASDF-INSTALL #x63BD006> as ASDF-INSTALL
𐌸𐌹𐌶𐌰𐌹: 𐍅𐌿𐌻𐍆𐌹𐌻𐌰
Welcome to OpenMCL Version (Beta: Darwin) 0.14.2-p1!


If those characters look like blocks to you, then you should get the 
Code2001 font: http://home.att.net/~jameskass/code2001.htm

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