Re: Just if and where is the then?

Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 11:19:23 CDT

John Jenkins scripsit:

> 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.

Indeed. As for machines too old to use Unicode, the PDP-10 port of NetBSD
seems to be stalled, and I can find no port to any 8-bit machine, but otherwise
the field is wide open. Here's the current list from the NetBSD home page:
acorn26, acorn32, algor, alpha, amd64, amiga, amigappc, arc, arm32, atari,
bebox, cats, cesfic, cobalt, dreamcast, evbarm, evbmips, evbppc, evbsh3,
evbsh5, hp300, hp700, hpcarm, hpcmips, hpcsh, i386, luna68k, mac68k,
macppc, mipsco, mmeye, mvme68k, mvmeppc, netwinder, news68k, newsmips,
next68k, ofppc, pc532, playstation2, pmax, pmppc, prep, sandpoint,
sbmips, sgimips, shark, sparc, sparc64, sun2, sun3, vax, x68k, xen.
A fuller list, including things not yet integrated, not fully up to date,
or plain not yet working, is at .

If you understand,                      John Cowan
   things are just as they are;
if you do not understand,     
   things are just as they are.

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