Roland Mainz roland.mainz at
Wed Sep 22 23:44:12 EEST 2004

Keith Packard wrote:
> > The alterantive is to break backwards-compatibility and that will cause
> > big interoperability problems. The Linux desktop already has enougth of
> > these issues so adding another one will cause even more grief.
> Ensuring backwards compatibility should remain an important goal; adopting
> separate properties for UTF-8 data preserves compatibility while not
> further gilding the COMPOUND-TEXT turd.

This will likely require at least to depreciate some libX11 API, add new
ones which accept UTF-8 and a bump of the major shared library version
number of libX11... ;-(



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