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RE: International business communications and Unicode

From: Carl W. Brown <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 16:40:10 -0700
To: <www-international@w3.org>
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Andrew,

Have you read the Li18nux2000 spec?  It looks like ICU will become part of
the OS.  If so, then it should be much easier to implement full C/C++
Unicode and locale support than starting from scratch.

Carl

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Andrew Cunningham
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 4:19 PM
> To: webmaster@befrienders.org; www-international@w3.org
> Subject: RE: International business communications and Unicode
>
>
> At 03:36 PM 8/23/01 +0100, Eric Jarvis wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: www-international-request@w3.org
> >[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Andrew
> >Cunningham
> >Sent: 23 August 2001 14:00
> >To: John Cowan
> >Cc: Andrew Cunningham; Thierry Sourbier; www-international@w3.org
> >Subject: Re: International business communications and Unicode
> >
> >> Quoting John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>:
> >>
> >> >
> >> > <plug>Linux does quite a bit better, BTW.</plug>
> >> >
> >>
> >> my personal hope is that linux will evolve in a way that will
> >break
> >> our current reliance on microosft for multilingual computing.
> >
> >as somebody trying to run a site in 15 languages (and growing)...it
> >is my fervent hope that whatever evolves will stick to a single
> >globally applied standard...I don't care who provides it...I would
> >like to be able to know that a single form of character encoding
> >will work for any language AND will be able to be read by all users
> >with their standard set up
> >
>
> YEP
>
> >it seems to be a long way off
> >
>
>
> unfortunately
>
>
>
>
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