Re: Unicode, Cure-all or Kill-all?

From: Jonathan Rosenne (100320.1303@CompuServe.COM)
Date: Sat Aug 10 1996 - 03:53:44 EDT

A standard should be based on existing technology.

Unicode, to the best of my knowledge, is based on prior implemented technology.
Some of the OSI standards were innovations, and aren't getting very far
especially when compared with the TCP/IP alternatives.

People should not expect standards to solve technology problems. Standards
should be aimed at standartisation problems, i.e. when several products
implement similar technologies in incompatible ways.

When people find Unicode lacking, as the case seems to be with respect to the
Chinese language, they should first implement a solution, let it pass the tests
of time and actual use, and then get it incorporated into the relevant

Jonathan Rosenne
JR Consulting
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Phone: +972 50 246 522 Fax: +972 9 56 73 53

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