Re: Unicode 3.0 press statements

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Wed Jan 19 2000 - 16:16:39 EST

Something not that much related: if you wanted to count the number of
languages, do not include Kurdish. Unicode doesn't have all the letters
used in Iranian Kurdish.


On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, wrote:

> I thought it would be useful to query this group for sample statements
> along these lines, statements that would both:
> a) catch people's attention
> b) be true!
> For example, "scripts" don't mean anything to the average Joe; "languages"
> or "countries" do. Yet our focus is in the Consortium is on scripts: I
> don't know what percent of the language coverage we have (some of you may
> have a better notion). On the other hand, I have no doubt that in terms of
> the percentage of text currently represented in computers, that Unicode
> covers over 99% of the usage. So, sometimes the statements have to be
> worded appropriately.

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