Here is my current version, updated with some comments from
Even though, I am past deadline, I don't mind refining this a little
further, if it will be useful to others. I am sure I will have other
uses for this.
|Allows for multilingual text using any or all the languages you desire.||Invoice or ticketing applications can print customer information in their native languages from a single database.|
|Having just one way to process text reduces development and support costs, improves time-to-market, and allows for single version of source code.||One version of the product can be used worldwide.
Separate releases for regional markets are eliminated.
|Standards insure interoperability and portability by prescribing conformant
(Applications conforming to Unicode also conform to ISO 10646.)
|Applications process text consistently and conformance is verifiable.|
|Text in any language can be exchanged worldwide.||Eliminates errors due to incompatible code pages or missing conversion tables.|
|Support of Unicode by all modern technologies extends application life and broadens integration possibilities.||Legacy applications supporting Unicode may take advantage of new technologies and integrate with other applications.|
|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 supports all modern languages, having added 25,000+
characters to the standard.
Created by Tex Texin
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