From: Jukka K. Korpela (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Feb 17 2007 - 15:27:31 CST
On Sat, 17 Feb 2007, Don Osborn wrote:
> Does anyone currently use the term "Universal Character Set" (UCS) to refer
> to Unicode/ISO-10646? I guess it is technically correct, but I rarely see
> it. It seems that folks generally use "Unicode" as the catch-all term, or
> maybe I'm missing a wider use of UCS?
I have seen the abbreviation "UCS" used mostly in official standardization
contexts. ISO and its members refer primarily to their own standards, and
since "ISO 10646" is an inconvenient expression, "UCS" is a relatively
practical phrase. To the general public, the name "Unicode" is of course
much more widely known.
-- Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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