Re: Products supporting Unicode

From: Mark E. Davis (
Date: Mon Sep 27 1999 - 04:53:32 EDT

Below is my current compiled list, not yet worded into a paragraph.

Anyone have any status on products from the following:

 Booz, Allen, & Hamilton, Inc.
 Hewlett-Packard Company
 Justsystem Corporation
 Reuters, Ltd.
 Unisys Corporation

or any others that are missing, or corrections to the list:


Unicode-enabled (fully or partially; in alphabetical order):

Apple MacOS 9.0 (forthcoming),
Basis Rosette
Compaq's Tru64 UNIX
IBM Classes for Unicode (now open source)
Kermit (forthcoming versions),
Lotus Domino,
Lotus Notes,
Many Monotype fonts
Microsoft Internet Explorer,
Microsoft Office 2000,
Microsoft SQL Server,
Microsoft Windows 2000 (forthcoming),
Microsoft Windows CE,
Microsoft Windows NT,
NCR Teradata,
Netscape Navigator,
Novell NetWare Directory Services,
Open Market Transact,
Oracle Oracle8i,
Palm OS,
Perl 5.005 (improved in 5.6)
SIL Encore Font Package 3.0
Sun Solaris,
Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere,
Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise,
Sybase PowerBuilder,
Sybase Unicode Developer's Kit
Symbian EPOC (for mobile ROM-based devices),

Other notes:
- TrueType font specifications support Unicode (including OpenType and Apple
Advanced Typography)
- Most recent commercial fonts have Unicode character-glyph maps
- Unicode is required by the new technologies coming from the W3C, IETF, and
OMG; including XML, XHTML, XSL, LDAP, CORBA 3.0, etc.

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