From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 25 2003 - 11:33:20 EDT
At 07:11 AM 9/25/2003, Hart, Edwin F. wrote:
>I like to say, "Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646 describe a single standard for
>representing the world's characters in computers as a series of numbers
>(zeros and ones)."
Unicode is an encoding standard for text on computers that allows documents
in any script and language to be entered, stored, edited and exchanged.
I think it is best to relate the description to what the layman does: he
types things, and he edits them and he sends them to other laymen. The 'big
font' thing is a really bad idea because it is completely inaccurate:
that's not informing the layman in terms he understands, that's misleading
him. I also think it is a good idea to include the word 'encoding', because
if the rest of one's description is simple it can be a useful way to plant
new terminology in someone's head.
I have not seen the article yet -- too little time with ATypI kicking off
this evening --, but I'm sure Michael did a grand job otherwise.
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minutes before the DIYer burned his butt off.
- Jim Rimmer
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