[Foundation-l] Fonts was: Wikimedia Foundation 2008-2009 Annual Plan

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 08:27:05 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 4:09 AM, Gerard Meijssen
<gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hoi,
> The MediaWiki software supports all scripts that are in UTF-8. This means
> that scripts that are not supported in UTF-8 and by inference the languages

Ah. Okay. Please say unicode and not UTF-8 in this context.

Because of the wealth of broken software out there there are still
people who believe that UTF-8 can only cover the subset covered by
UCS16, rather than all of unicode.  Your specific mention of UTF-8 let
me wondering if you were suffering from that particular misconception.

Of course, mediawiki has been used in the past with other encodings
than unicode. ... But supporting these scripts with alternative
encodings would be a return to the bad old days.  Better to get them
included in unicode.  ... a matter well outside the scope of this
list. :)

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