Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: Mark Davis (mark.davis@jtcsv.com)
Date: Thu May 19 2005 - 18:19:24 CDT

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    Alexander,

    > > That I realize. Especially when it is Microsoft who's paying most part
    > of the
    > > bill

    Your assertion about "paying most of the bill" is incorrect. The consortium
    is and has been supported by a wide variety of companies and other
    organizations, as seen from the membership list on
    http://www.unicode.org/consortium/memblogo.html. Of course, Microsoft has
    made other very important contributions as seen on
    http://www.unicode.org/consortium/donors.html, plus of course all the
    technical expertise they have contributed --but so have other members,
    including my own company.

    Now, if you mean the amount of money that Microsoft has devoted to
    implementing the standard -- compared to the amount others have -- that is a
    different topic. I have a certain degree of skepticism that you are in a
    position to make any such claim, unless you are miraculously privy to the
    details of the budgets of all the organizations involved.

    ‚ÄéMark

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Peter Constable" <petercon@microsoft.com>
    To: <unicode@unicode.org>
    Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:38
    Subject: RE: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

    > > From: unicode-bounce@unicode.org [mailto:unicode-bounce@unicode.org]
    > On Behalf
    > > Of Alexander Kh.
    >
    >
    > > That I realize. Especially when it is Microsoft who's paying most part
    > of the
    > > bill - I totally foresee that their systems will be based on what they
    > payed
    > > for.
    >
    > If Microsoft disappeared tomorrow, what Mark said would still apply to
    > everybody else.



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