Thanks for several private e-mails. I think the list is coming
along nicely. Apologies to those who offered suggestions I didn't take.
I do want to keep the list high-level and not too detailed. Some that
I didn't take were implied by the comments here. Also, I don't intend
to mention every product, technology or vendor.
Here's the current version.
|Allows for multilingual documents using any or all the languages you desire.||Invoice or ticketing applications can print native language names.|
|One set of algorithms for processing text reduces development and support costs, improves time-to-market, and allows for single version of source code.||Applications can be marketed globally the day of initial release.|
|ISO Standards insure interoperability.||Any applications reading the same text file will interpret it correctly.|
|Worldwide deployment capability.||Text can be sent from any part of the world to any other part.|
|Support by most, if not all, modern technologies allows easy integration.||Applications can exchange text without conversion loss or errors.|
|Widespread industry support provides platform and vendor independence.||Microsoft, HP, IBM, Sun operating systems,
Oracle, Microsoft, Progress databases,
and many others support Unicode. See http://www.unicode.org/unicode/onlinedat/products.html.
|Practical and apolitical design due to the diverse, international, industry and academic membership of the Unicode Consortium.||Members include computer corporations, software producers, database vendors, research institutions, international agencies, user groups, and linguistic specialists. See http://www.unicode.org/unicode/consortium/memblist.html|
|Easy conversion from legacy code pages.||Unicode's comprehensive character set is a superset of existing code pages. Numerous cross mapping tables provided at: http://www.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/|
|Continuous evolution extends application lifetime and expands capabilities to meet future needs.||Unicode Version 3.0 added 25,000+ characters and new technical specifications that improved, for example, Middle Eastern language support.|
Created by Tex Texin
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