I have gone to internationalization heaven

From: Tex Texin (texin@progress.com)
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 04:36:23 EST

Unicode friends,
I may have just died and gone to internationalization heaven!

CNN Moneyline just used the words "code page" in a sentence.
I just about fell off my chair hearing "code page" come out
of my TV set.

More specifically they were interviewing Bill Gates and he
mentioned the "new NT code page" as one of Windows 2000's key
innovations, referring of course to Unicode. Although using "new
NT code page" without mentioning Unicode by name was a little
like Gore taking credit for inventing the internet (:-) no
offense to my microsoft friends), it is still pretty exciting to
suddenly be working with a hot technology.(Unicode), that is
being discussed in the mainstream instead of the usual
association with weird foreign stuff
nobody else understands (insert your favorite "decompose-normalized
affricative digraph case mapping table name" here).

Could be our 15 minutes of fame is coming soon!

When one of my neighbors comes by to ask me about a zero-width ligature
problem he is having, then I'll know we have made it to the big time.


Progress is a proud sponsor of the 16th International Unicode Conference
March 27-30, 2000 in Amsterdam, Holland
See our panel on Open Source Approaches to Unicode Libraries
Tex Texin                      Director, International Products
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