Re: [Fwd: [incits-chairs] Reminder: ANSI Communications Notice: Standards that Make a Difference - Submissions Due by September 19, 2008]

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Thu Aug 14 2008 - 13:06:16 CDT

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    Eric Muller wrote:
    > If you would like to show your support for Unicode/ISO 10646, here is an
    > opportunity. Since this is in the ANSI world, you want to use
    > ISO/IEC 10646:2003 Information technology - Universal Multiple-Octet
    > Coded Character Set (UCS)
    > as the title of the standard.

    Thanks Eric,

    this is what I contributed:

    The international standard "Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character
    Set" ISO/IEC 10646:2003 together with its affiliated Unicode Standard
    establish the fundamentals of worldwide electronic communication using
    written text. Because the Universal Character Set encodes all written
    characters of most of the world's languages, exchanging e-mails and
    office document as well as creating web and print publications is not a
    problem. Virtually any computer in the world these days allows its user
    to read and write in English, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese,
    Devanagari, Thai, Burmese, Kazakh, Georgian, Tibetan or Inuktitut —
    thanks to ISO/IEC 10646:2003. This standard not only removes the
    technical obstacles of communication between nations and civilizations,
    but also contributes to preserving the humanity's long-time memory.
    Whether it's international treaties, legal documents, literature,
    corporate communication, news, blogs, gossip or private e-mail
    correspondence — the Universal Character Set will act as the Rosetta
    Stone of the 21st century, ensuring that those texts will continue to be
    readable in decades and centuries from now.


    Adam Twardoch
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