From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Aug 21 2004 - 07:07:07 CDT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Sinnathurai Srivas
> Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 10:40 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: MSDN Article, Second Draft
> Could you include the followin.
> Why even after about 20 years of existence, the unicode is
> not supported by any significant software and applications?
It is supported by most of the newer software systems, and by many
applications - some are not even aware of it, thanks to the underlying
Unicode 1.0 was published in 1991. It will be 20 years in 2011.
> What if ISO-8859-X for any one who wanted it be allowed to exist (as a
> standard) in parallel, while Unicode learns and matures it's
> too advanced, but difficult technology.
There is no problem with this. Most systems support at least importing and
exporting various codes.
In Israel, the recommendation for new development is to use the equivalent
of 8859-8 if you only need Hebrew and English, and to use Unicode if you
need other languages too, for example Arabic or Russian, or if you need the
additional Hebrew characters that are not in 8859-8.
> In the name of promoting Unicode, are we holdingback
> multilingual computing for the next 10 years or so?
> I' looking for a fair analysis of these points.
> Kind regards
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