The future of Sonnet

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Tue Jan 2 18:40:31 GMT 2007

Simon Hausmann wrote:
>> QChar doesn't include an ability to query which block (usually this
>> means script type) a character belongs to. It also doesn't allow you
>> to query some other the other data included in the technical reports
>> or annexes, including tr29 which is used for the text breaks class.
>> This data includes a bunch of special categorization that only is
>> relevant, if used in the context of text breaking code. This is
>> especially important for handling the more exotic orthographies of the
>> world. I'd also like to be able to allow users or language specific
>> distros to change the mappings, although this may be unnecessary
>> and/or foolish.
>We actually consider exposing a bit more public unicode API in Qt 4.3.
> Some of it is already visible, like title casing and basic surrogate
> helpers.

And, as always, if you need something that is in the tables already but 
not visible, ask. Maybe TT will consider exposing the API.

What isn't there (and I bet there's a lot), including it in the Sonnet 
libraries will do.

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