I like your reply, except that I'd like to replace "cheap" with
See you soon.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 01, 1997 1:16 PM
> To: Multiple Recipients of
> Subject: Re: Unicode end-users
> Graham Rhind pleaded:
> > It is very
> > depressing for users such as myself in Europe that even after all
> > years it is still impossible for us to take a database of names from
> > neighbouring countries and merge them because database software
> assigns a
> > single code page to the tables and this cannot represent all the
> > needed.
> > Please tell me I'm wrong ......
> You are wrong. There are databases available now which support UTF-8
> and/or 16-bit Unicode (UTF-16). If you create a UTF-8 database, you
> then merge in your two independent tables of names from two
> countries (presumably from databases running with different code
> and end up with a single database which contains all the information.
> Sybase, Oracle, Teradata, and ADABAS can all do that now.
> You may not yet be able to do that with a cheap, end-user oriented
> database such as MS Access, but even such products are being upgraded
> to understand UTF-8 and UTF-16.
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