Re: Benefits of Unicode

From: Edward Cherlin (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 19:10:14 EST

This got bounced back to me at a time when I wasn't paying enough
attention. I hope it isnt't too late to send it again.

At 10:54 PM -0800 2/23/01, Tex Texin wrote:
>...someone wrote me that the item:
>"Standards insure interoperability and portability by prescribing
> conformant behavior."
>was too buzzword intense. I thought it said what it needed to say,
>but if someone can suggest a way to say it more plainly I would
>appreciate it.

Standards don't do anything by themselves. We have to get the
responsible people involved. Try it this way.

"Adherence to standards can make it possible for products from
different sources to work together, and can make programs somewhat
portable. Widespread adherence can, in favorable circumstances, make
cooperation and portability common, or even usual."

Having gone through Usenet and e-mail 7-bit to 8-bit conversions, and
other standards cases in computers, communications, and related
areas, I would not be willing to claim any more than this.


Edward Cherlin Generalist "A knot!" exclaimed Alice. "Oh, do let me help to undo it." Alice in Wonderland

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