Before I go, there are a few tasks that I need to accomplish. The most important one is implementing conjoining jamo behavior so that Korean will work properly in Unicode. (Korean will take a huge amount of room in memory, which I'll describe soon in another post.) Additionally, I have to finish Unicode collation and fix some problems with
pull-elem, which will probably require huge changes in
extra/xml/xml.factor. Those last two things might have to wait until October, but the first one is essential because there are people waiting for Unicode support, and strings of UTF-8 which Factor thinks are ISO 8859-1 won't cut it. I hope proper Unicode handling, including 8- and 32-bit strings, are made a part of Factor .90, or at the latest .91.
If I have any readers (or if there are any other Factorers) in the Northfield area, or just the Minnesota area (besides Doug), please contact me.