Re: Just if and where is the then?

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 10:21:30 CDT

On May 5, 2004, at 6:32 AM, John Cowan wrote:

> Low (indeed, zero) cost software is now available that runs well on
> low-end hardware and fully supports the Unicode Standard, with no need
> for font hacks or further 8-bit encodings.

There is, moreover, a non-zero cost to revising a program or OS to use
a new 8-bit encoding. Realistically, people running machines or using
software too old to use Unicode aren't likely to get much advantage at
this point by the creation of a new 8-bit standard.

John H. Jenkins

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