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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> writes:

> Thomas Bushnel writes:
> > A program can use the algorithms specified by Unicode without any copying
> > of Unicode, and can thus be entirely free.
> What is UnicodeData.txt for?  Do programs actually use it in some way, or
> is it just a reference for programmers, like the description of a protocol?

Both, in theory, though I don't know of any current programs that
automatically use UnicodeData.txt.  A more usual pattern is to do what
the Unicode people expected, which is, say, an automated scan across
the file at the time libc is compiled, to generate ctype tables and
the like.

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