Thanks Mike. I added "portability" to the standards bullet.
I think the issue of acceptance is addressed in another bullet.
J M Sykes wrote:
> Ironically, it's what Unicode adds to the ISO standard that increases the
> probability of uniform behaviour.
> You might also note that standards (at any level, but the higher the better)
> assist both application and people portability - as long as folks conform.
> There is a long history of standards that have failed because no one ever
> conformed to them, for whatever reason. However, UCS is hardly likely to be
> one of them, if only because there is, as a notorious British prime minister
> so memorably said "no alternative".
> ("What did she so memorably say it about?", I hear you ask. Sorry, that
> wasn't the memorable bit ;-)
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