From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 01:11:23 CDT
Daniel Yacob <unicode at geez dot org> wrote:
> I certainly concur with the points you've raised, to put it mildly.
> Over the years I've ended up with the perspective that a campaign on
> the scale of something like Polio erradication is what it is needed to
> make the world wide transition to unicode. Ultimately it happens one
> computer at a time, and one office at a time.
Sometimes it's one application (or suite) at a time, or one platform at
a time. Programs written for the Microsoft .NET platform support
Unicode by default, regardless of platform. Reading or writing text in
a legacy code page is a significant extra effort.
Sometimes it's one technology at a time: XML is Unicode unless one goes
out of one's way to avoid it.
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California, USA http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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