I was thinking that the description of the relationship between
10646 and Unicode could be dealt with outside the benefits sidebar.
I put it in the example here so the point isn't lost.
If this table is used alongside text that covers the point it
can easily be omitted.
I want the table to be succint since it is easier for people
to digest, and the points have more impact, but also I am afraid
that once I give it to an editor, if they need to reduce it
they might make reductions without my ability to influence the
anyway, here is how it looks now.
J M Sykes wrote:
> But, as I said, leaving out an assertion someone just might quibble with
> saves the chore of trying to word a perfectly innocent statement more
> diplomatically, e.g. "anything that conforms to the Unicode standard ipso
> facto conforms to ISO/IEC 10646".
|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 and portability by prescribing conformant behavior.||Applications process text consistently and conformance is verifiable. Note that pplications conforming to Unicode, also conform to ISO 10646.|
|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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