Steve Bossie wrote:
> Solaris 2.6 (to be released some time soon) will be Unicode based, to
> the extent of allowing elements from multiple languages in the same
> window. This is a hint of very strong Unicode support, ala NT, et al.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [SMTP:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 1997 3:09 PM
> > To: Multiple Recipients of
> > Subject: RE: Unicode Operating Systems
> > > Do You know those OS conform which coding schemes (UTF-7, UTF-8 or
> > > UCS2)?
> > >
> > > William Mar
> > Windows NT, Windows CE, NeXT OS, Metaphor OS, and Java OS all
> > use UCS-2 (or technically UTF-16, to the extent they are fully
> > Unicode 2.0 compliant). OS/2 and AIX Unicode support are
> > UCS-2 based, though I don't know yet whether it could be claimed
> > that they are Unicode OS's in the same sense that Windows NT is.
> > Plan 9 (a Unix OS) uses UTF-8. Other Unix implementations also
> > tend to use UTF-8. You could say they are moving towards
> > "support" of UTF-8, though they are not exactly based on it.
> > Many Unix system vendors are also moving towards use of UCS-4
> > as a processing code.
> > Any clarifications from particular vendors are welcome!
> > UTF-7 is of very limited use, for data transfer in 7-bit
> > limited channels. It is not intended for, and is not likely
> > ever to be used for implementation of an OS.
> > --Ken
My information is that SOLARIS 2.6 will have very limited Unicode
support in this release but I think we are under a non-discloser so I
can't say what SUN told us. I suggest contacting SUN if anyone is
Bell & Howell
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