"Giga Character Set": Anything besides noise

From: David Starner (dvdeug@x8b4e516e.dhcp.okstate.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 14:11:02 EDT

There is a document at http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3271194620.html
that describes the Giga Character Set, allegedly a superior character set to
Unicode. Outside the absurd attacks on Unicode ("Given the limited range
allocated for each language, . . . Unicode will run out of display codes.",
"Is it conceivable that the U.S. software industry would adopt a display code
that could not computerize Shakespeare's Hamlet?"), they claim to have some
radically new system for character encoding. Has anyone seen this? Is there
any reality at all behind it, or is it just noise and slander?

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
http/ftp: dvdeug.dhis.org
And crawling, on the planet's face, some insects called the human race.
Lost in space, lost in time, and meaning.
	-- RHPS

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