From: Keutgen, Walter (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 16 2006 - 12:13:25 CDT
the key general technical argument is from Donald's answer:
>but the common thread is that anyone who ignores Unicode
>limits their participation in the evolving internet and computing more
For your internal debate:
Quoting again Donald
>It would be really interesting to know more about the thinking behind IT's
* You should argue with the reason why you chose Unicode for your database.
* You should also argue which are the disadvantages if the server stays in the actual code set.
* Your experience with your database versus their objections.
* As soon as you have text data requiring two different encodings, Unicode is the only solution,
encoding tagging is not an option, think only about a search or SQL-query.
* Take away their fears: Unicode allows for a progressive implementation:
* basic ASCII code bytes are a subset of UTF-8
* the implementation may be restricted to a subset of the Unicode character repertoire,
once the subset needs to grow, they need only to add functionalities, not to undo anything.
Unisys Belgium nv-sa
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