Windows keyboard restrictions

Julian Bradfield jcb+unicode at
Thu Aug 6 13:08:14 CDT 2015

On 2015-08-06, Richard Wordingham <richard.wordingham at> wrote:
> That depends on the availability of Tavultesoft Keyman.  The UK has been
> discussing whether a certain user-perceived character should be encoded
> as a single character in a new script.  Users ought to have this
> character on their keyboards, but there is a worry about technical
> problems if it is encoded as a sequence of three characters, i.e. six
> UTF-16 code units.  If Windows easily supports a ligature of six UTF-16
> code units, then one argument for encoding it is eliminated.

Unicode is supposed to be for the (sadly probably rather short) life
of human civilization, until we have no more need for text. Using an
ephemeral property of an ephemeral operating system for ephemeral
computers in an encoding argument makes no sense.

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