[racket] Racket not supporting nono-European writing systems

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Jan 26 08:36:17 EST 2011

Dear J:

  You have been told that the built-in OS-level support for these
languages under windows and mac os x has been a part of Racket for a
long time and that the recent pre-release should support Keyman (which
is, we suspect, what you are really asking about). You have been told
that we have tested this ourselves. You have been asked to try the
pre-release before it becomes the actual release, just in case there
are problems we are not aware of.

Please do try to take these comments into account in further correspondence.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 6:13 AM, J Smithfield <jsmithfield at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> Apart from Chinese Racket does not seem to support non-European languages. I
> had reported this fact in a previous email.
> This was acknowledged rather halfheartedly; but no further assurance as to
> doing something about it has been forthcoming.
> Among the major programming languages and systems, Scheme (Racket among
> others) with a few others (OCaml, Clean, ...) is one of the last to lag
> behind in this respect.
> If Racket developpers do not intend to correct this (voluntary) bug, we have
> no choice but to flag Racket as a non-friendly programming system with
> regards to non-European writing systems; and that would be a real shame when
> we know that Scheme is such an interesting language.
> Please Racketeers, wake up!
> J
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