> Does the Unicode standard apply to UNIX platforms as well as Windows
The answer is a very clear yes.
AT&T's Plan9 operating system, which was authored by the Unix fathers
Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritche, was the world's first operating system
that used exclusively Unicode/UTF-8 as its only character encoding.
Solaris features UTF-8 locales and GNU/Linux is about to follow shortly.
In-depth information on how to get Unicode X11 fonts and the new
Unicode-enhanced xterm release installed on your Unix system are
It is conceivable that in less than 5 years, UTF-8 will have mostly
replaced older ASCII extensions under Unix and other POSIX systems.
Hope this helped ...
-- Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK Email: mkuhn at acm.org, WWW: <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/>
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jul 10 2001 - 17:20:51 EDT