Mr. Michel Suignard has worked for more than fifteen years at Microsoft. He was first a technical manager in the new-born French subsidiary and moved after two years to the company headquarters in Redmond, Washington. He has worked in the Systems Division as a development manager in charge of globalization, with a specific focus on Far East products dealing successfully with Windows, OS/2, and Windows NT. He went back to Paris at the company European Head Quarter for a few years, managing European-specific standard issues, including character sets. Since then, he has returned to Redmond where he is a Senior Program Manager, in charge first of the internationalization of the Publisher 98 text engine, with a special emphasis for the Asian market. He is now in charge of internationalization and typography within the Internet Explorer core team. Mr. Suignard is a technical director of the Unicode Consortium and also the NCITS/L2 International Representative Officer and, as such, plays an important role in maintaining a good cooperation between the Unicode Consortium and the ISO organization responsible for the development of ISO/IEC 10646.

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