cost per character

From: Hart, Edwin F. (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 08:55:06 EDT

I received the following note from the editor of the second edition of
ISO/IEC 10646-1.

Between Editions 1 and 2 we added about 15,000 characters. We were working
on it for about 5 years, during which I spent maybe 20-25% of my time on
editorial work and related national committee work. So let's say about
250-300 of my man-days. That's 50-60 characters per man-day just for me,
plus all the experts in the individual scripts, including IRG people.

Is that an interesting sort of statistic for you ?

Edwin F. Hart
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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