Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: David Starner (
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 14:45:17 CDT

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    On 5/18/05, Peter Kirk <> wrote:
    > But then I am sure the
    > designers of ITU, BCDIC, FIELDATA etc were unaware of the problems which
    > their standards presented which led to their replacement. And I would
    > expect that similarly problems with Unicode will gradually become
    > apparent as technology advances.

    They were very aware of the problems; lack of general compatibility
    among computers of that era, and incredible insufficency for the needs
    of the world's languages.

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