From: Jony Rosenne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jan 20 2007 - 04:58:28 CST
In general, one must assume that the legacy encodings will be with us
No one has the resources or justification to convert the vast amounts of
legacy data that exist all over the globe.
We should concentrate on minimizing the amount of new data in legacy codes,
but this also can only be a slow process, basically when old systems are
replaced by new ones. I do not expect Fortran and Cobol to support Unicode,
and 8 bit operating systems are still common.
On the other hand, modern software environments support interoperability
with legacy encodings thus reducing the difficulty.
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Behalf Of Luke Onslow
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 11:35 AM
Subject: universal code and national code
What is the anticipation for all national codes to transition to universal
code? i.e. Do countries have roadmaps to adopt Unicode in support with
One bad example is ISO-8859-15. I guess this was because of legacy systems.
The European Union doesn't seem to have any targets. Does United States have
any? What about China, Russia, Japan...?
The technical problems are:
1. Programming Languages
2. Operating Systems
But above all have solutions apart from the financial consequences.
Any guesses when all this will be sorted out?
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