Target Audience: Manager, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst

Level of Session: Intermediate

Netscape's Javascript scripting language and Microsoft's JScript scripting language are, together, arguably the most popular programming language in the Internet world today. ECMAScript is an international standard based on Javascript and JScript and is intended as a base standard for Web scripting languages, and possibly scripting languages in general.

The original version of ECMAScript used Unicode for character storage, but wasn't otherwise designed with internationalization in mind. Future versions of the standard (and of Javascript and JScript) will include more and more internationalization support.

This talk will trace the history of the ECMAScript internationalization effort, providing both a case study of how an existing programming language was retrofitted to support internationalization and a preview of the internationalization features that will appear in upcoming ECMAScript implementations.

When the world wants to talk, it speaks Unicode
Program Showcase Past Conferences Registration Unicode Standard Call for Papers
Accommodation Sponsors Talks and Papers Travel Conference Board Next Conference
International Unicode Conferences are organized by Global Meeting Services, Inc., (GMS). GMS is pleased to be able to offer the International Unicode Conferences under an exclusive license granted by the Unicode Consortium. All responsibility for conference finances and operations is borne by GMS. The independent conference board serves solely at the pleasure of GMS and is composed of volunteers active in Unicode and in international software development. All inquiries regarding International Unicode Conferences should be addressed to info@global-conference.com.

Unicode and the Unicode logo are registered trademarks of Unicode, Inc. Used with permission.

14 Jun 1999, Webmaster