Re: Convincing executives of character code perils

From: Brendan Murray/DUB/Lotus (
Date: Tue Oct 24 2000 - 15:53:00 EDT

"J. P." <> wrote:
> How have you sold your EXECUTIVES on the perils of
> this READY-FIRE-AIM mentality?

It sounds strange that executive management a) would be interested in this
level of detail and b) would make such a decision without expert input.

The simple answer is cost: you can implement your system(s) so that you
have no simple way of interoperating across platforms and locales, but
that's very expensive, and very error-prone. Alternatively, you can have it
all in Unicode, where you can run exactly the same on all platforms and
locales, with only user-interfaces being in a platform encoding

 Brendan Murray
 Software Architect,
 International Product
 Lotus Development
 Notes mail: Brendan
 Phone: +353 1 704 6802

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