[Alpine-info] Pico does not wrap for Chinese
mrc+uw at panda.com
Thu Jun 4 13:29:11 PDT 2009
On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, Yao, Zijian wrote:
> It is great that Alpine has improved so much in the Unicode support. But when
> compose any message in Chinese (under windows vista) with Pico, the
> auto-wrap/justify function stops working. I am not sure whether this is a
> configuration issue.
The last that I saw, Pico did not have any special knowledge of Chinese or
other East Asian languages; it simply assumes that space is a wrap/justify
opportunity (which it is in Western languages).
Lacking any spaces, it sees a string of East Asia text as one long "word".
I have the same difficulty with Japanese text. To help Pico, I often
insert a space after 、and 。and around「...」quoted texts. But the only
good solution would be algorithms that understand East Asian languages
well enough to determine good line breaks.
-- Mark --
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