From: Andrew West (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 15 2008 - 05:07:40 CDT
On 15/04/2008, Stephane Bortzmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Just for the record, there is only one JFC in France and all other
> French people involved in internationalisation use Unicode and not ISO
> 10646 (one of the big reasons being that Unicode is available while
> 10646 "may not be photocopied or reproduced in any form" - from the
> licencing text).
I do not think it is true to say that ISO/IEC 10646 is less available
to public users than the Unicode Standard.
Both standards may be purchased, and both standards are also available
for free on the internet:
Unicode at <http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/>
10646 at <http://standards.iso.org/ittf/PubliclyAvailableStandards/index.html>
The main difference between the free versions is that the Unicode PDF
files have printing disallowed, whereas the 10646 PDF files do allow
printing, and the ISO Licence Agreement
<http://standards.iso.org/ittf/licence.html> explicitly states that
"You may print out and retain one-only printed copy of the PDF file".
Therefore, in my opinion, the ISO standard is actually more accessible
than the Unicode Standard.
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