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   Re: [xml-dev] Unicode normalization tools

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jcowan@reutershealth.com (John Cowan) writes:
>Tim Bray scripsit:
>> I've looked at ICU a couple of times and been horrified by the sheer
>> volume and the learning curve, and both times decided it was quicker
>> and safer to code up whatever-it-was myself.
>That works if you have the utmost confidence in your personal ability
>to get it right.  For most programmers, that's a dangerous attitude to
>take around the guts of Unicode.

Is normalization itself that brutal?  It seems like it's just a lot of
table lookups, not much more.  The problem I'm seeing is a lack of
readily-accessible tables.

Simon St.Laurent
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