Unicode market acceptance

From: Tex Texin (texin@progress.com)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 19:38:28 EST

Has anyone seen any market data that indicates market acceptance
of Unicode? I found a brief paragraph in the FAQ on Unicode which
is suggestive, but I would like to find something that says
by the year 200x, n% of messages on the web will be encoded as
Unicode, or n% of products will be unicode-based, etc.

When I talk to business people about market acceptance as a function
of Java, XML, other standards and products such as database and
office tools support it today, its still not as compelling as
a statement that by this date, if you aren't supporting Unicode,
you can't play in market x....

Don't ask me why, it seems obvious to me, but I can tell it
doesn't resonate. Maybe some of you have found particularly
compelling ways of stating that Unicode is a requirement today...
Any suggestions?

According to Murphy, nothing goes according to Hoyle.
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