Re: "Universal Character Set"

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2007 - 17:39:00 CST

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    At 12:58 -0500 2007-02-17, 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 use it all the time, on principle. The Universal Character Set is a
    term which subsumes both the Unicode Standard and ISO/IEC 10646.

    Michael Everson *

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