I had the pleasure and the privilege
of working with you for quite a few years.
Please let me thank you for your
continuous support, for your understanding when I screwed up, for your
encouragement when I needed it most, and for your contributions when I asked
Thanks also to the Unicode Consortium
for the cooperation with L2, for the web space, the server usage, the technical
support, trusting me with the UTC vice chair – and the good times I had with
all of you.
I have, of course, a few last
·Support the infrastructure of international standards
·Continue your outstanding work for character set
standardization and internationalization.
·Extend the support you offered me as L2 chair to my
successor, Cathy Wissink. She will do
an excellent job, I know that.
·Please keep me in your memories (and mailing lists).
Personally, I have chosen not to
accept Unisys’ generous offer for an early retirement package and thus hope to
be around a bit longer. My job is
changing to be more directly supportive of the Unisys product offerings – I
guess I will be in touch with you with my questions and requests for
implementation advise and help. I am
also giving up the convenorship of WG20, hoping that the working group is
disbanded in the current SC22 ballot. I
will travel less and spend more time with Marlene, who sends her regards to all
of you – she enjoyed meeting you as much as I did, and we both hope to see you
again sometime, somewhere, for whatever reason.