Umax, And Unicode Charaters In Terminal


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I have been reading complaints about Umax. I share the same frustrations. However, Umax 2100U now works in classic under 10.1. I am using Vistascan 3.7.5. Apple apparently has made a change to their USB software with 10.1, which now sees the scanner and passes on this information to the Classic.

On another note, In Apple’s recent technote 106484, Apple claims:

Icelandic or Turkish: You must use a Unicode application.

  1. To read: if necessary, use these fonts: Lucida Grande, Times, Helvetica, Geneva, Monaco, or Courier. Many other Roman fonts support these languages as well.
  2. To write: enable and use the Extended Roman keyboard.

However, below are some observations regarding Turkish in OS 10.1:

  • If in Finder, you change one of the file names with one that has Turkish characters in it, the characters are displayed correctly while typing, but once you hit return, silent g, (g with a hat over it) is displayed as caret (hat) and g separately. Clearly, typing and displaying are handled differently in code.
  • The Finder does not stay in Extended Roman Keyboard once you click elsewhere.
  • If you use the Terminal application, which clearly is not a Unicode application, referring to a file named with Turkish characters is not possible as far as I can tell, even if the file name are placed in single quotes.
  • Support for Turkish in Explorer remains as pathetic as ever, with variations of s (with bottom accent), and i (without dot), not displaying correctly. Whereas on the PC, everything works correctly and has been that way for quite a while.

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