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Ninth International Unicode Conference



Ninth International Unicode Conference
  and
Global Computing Showcase

Software Development + the Internet:
Going Global with Unicode

September 4-6, 1996
San Jose, California

The Ninth International Unicode Conference will bring together industry-wide 
experts on the global Internet and Unicode, internationalization and local-
ization, implementation of Unicode in operating systems and applications, 
fonts, text layout, and multilingual computing.

ACCOMMODATION

Red Lion Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California  95110

Tel: (408) 453-4000
Fax: (408) 437-2883 (reservations only)

A guest room block has been set aside for the Conference.  To receive the 
conference rate of US $95.00 single and $105.00 double occupancy plus 
applicable taxes, please call or fax the Red Lion Hotel San Jose directly and 
request the Unicode Conference special group rate.  This rate is valid during 
the dates of September 2-8, 1996 inclusive.

Hotel reservations should be made prior to August 2, 1996.  Thereafter this 
special rate will be offered on a space available basis only.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Conference attendees are to make their own travel arrangements.

Japanese guests may make their travel arrangements through:
   Skyear Express Inc.
   Attention:  Mr. Hibi or Mr. Ono
   7-9-3 Akasaka. Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 107
   Tel:  +813 (3585) 8371    Fax:  +813 (3584) 2060

CONFERENCE FEES

   Pre-Conference Tutorials/Workshops - September 4:

      All attendees:                                    $  50.00

      - To include a full day of 2 tutorials/workshops,
        proceedings, 2 refreshment breaks.  Lunch is
        not included.

   Conference - September 5 & 6:

      Unicode members:                                  $ 425.00
      - All (employees of) corporate,
        associate and individual members

      Non-members:
      - Prior to August 15                              $ 475.00

      - After August 15                                 $ 525.00

   Exhibit only pass:                                   $  25.00

   Conference registration to include all conference materials; proceedings;
   continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and luncheons for both days;
   cocktail reception and entry to the exhibition area.

GLOBAL COMPUTING SHOWCASE

Visit the Showcase to find out more about products for the Unicode Standard, 
or products and services that can help you globalize or localize your 
software, documentation or the internet content.

The Showcase is open September 5 from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm and September 6 from 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Reserve your exhibit space now.  Contact Barbara at:
Global Meeting Services Inc.
Tel: (604) 983-9157     Fax:  (604) 983-9158
Internet:  conference@unicode.org

Exhibits to date:
Alis Technologies Inc.
Apple Computer
Bitstream, Inc.
Gamma Productions Inc.
International Communications Inc.
MGI Software Corporation
Software AG
Star+Globe
Terra Pacific Writing Corporation

                                   PROGRAM

                     Pre-conference Tutorials/Workshops
                            Wednesday, September 4

------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
Time        |       Track A       |       Track B       |       Track C
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
07:00-09:00 |                          Registration
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
09:00-12:10 | A1:                 | B1:                 | C1:
            | Input Method Design | National Language   | Non-Latin Writing
            |                     | and Unicode Support | Systems:
            | Mark Leisher        | in Relational Data- | Characteristics and
            | Computer Analyst,   | bases and SQL2/3    | Impacts on Multi-
            | The Computing       |                     | national Product
            | Research Lab of New | Stefan Buchta       | Design
            | Mexico State        | Group Manager,      |
            | University, New     | Software AG,        | Richard Ishida
            | Mexico              | Berlin, Germany     | Global Design
            |                     |                     | Consultant, Rank
            |                     |                     | Xerox Technical
            |                     |                     | Centre, Herts, UK
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
12:10-01:30 |                            Luncheon
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
01:30-04:40 | A2:                 | B2:                 | C2: (Repeat)
            | Weaving the Multi-  | The Unicode(tm)     | Non-Latin Writing
            | lingual Web:        | Standard: Version 2 | Systems:
            | Standards and their |                     | Characteristics and
            | Implementation      | Asmus Freytag       | Impacts on Multi-
            |                     | President, ASMUS,   | national Product
            | Martin Duerst       | Inc., Seattle, WA   | Design
            | Senior Research     |                     |
            | Associate, Univ of  |                     | Richard Ishida
            | Zurich, Zurich,     |                     | Global Design
            | Switzerland         |                     | Consultant, Rank
            |                     |                     | Xerox Technical
            | Gavin Nicol         |                     | Centre, Herts, UK
            | Manager, Technical  |                     |
            | Consulting Divi-    |                     |
            | sion, EBT Japan,    |                     |
            | Tokyo, Japan        |                     |
            |                     |                     |
            | Francois Yergeau    |                     |
            | Technology Advisor, |                     |
            | Alis Technologies   |                     |
            | Inc., Montreal,     |                     |
            | Canada              |                     |
            |                     |                     |
            | Glenn Adams         |                     |
            | Architect,          |                     |
            | Spyglass, Inc.,     |                     |
            | Cambridge, MA       |                     |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------

                                 Conference
                            Thursday, September 5

------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
Time        |       Track A       |       Track B       |       Track C
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
07:00-09:00 |               Registration/Continental Breakfast
------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
09:00-09:10 |                         Opening Address
            |
            |                           Misha Wolf
            |        Co-Chair, Ninth International Unicode Conference
------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
09:10-09:50 |                         Keynote Speaker
            |
            |                         To be announced
------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
09:50-10:25 |     The Unicode(tm) Standard: Challenges and Opportunities
            |
            |                          Asmus Freytag
            |             VP Marketing, The Unicode(r) Consortium
------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
10:25-10:45 |                        Refreshment Break
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
            |         WEB         |    TEXT EDITING     |    ORGANIZATION
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
10:45-11:25 | A1:                 | B1:                 | C1:
            | Implementing        | Shrink-Wrapping     | ISO 10646 and
            | Unicode in Netscape | Unicode             | Unicode: Continued
            | Navigator           |                     | Convergence
            |                     | Christopher Pratley |
            | Frank Yung-Fong     | Microsoft Corpora-  | Michael Ksar
            | Tang                | tion, Redmond, WA   | Hewlett-Packard
            | Internationaliza-   |                     | Company, Palo Alto,
            | tion Engineer,      |                     | CA
            | Netscape Communica- |                     |
            | tions Corp.,        |                     |
            | Mountain View, CA   |                     |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
11:30-12:10 | A2:                 | B2:                 | C2:
            | Implementing        | A Unicode Text      | Conversion of a
            | Unicode in your     | Object Model (TOM)  | Multinational Soft-
            | Internet Applica-   |                     | ware Developer to
            | tions               | Murray Sargent      | Unicode: A Case
            |                     | Senior Software     | History To-Date
            | Ken Fowles          | Design Engineer,    |
            | VP Developer        | Microsoft Corpora-  | Michael McKenna
            | Strategies, Accent  | tion, Redmond, WA   | Globalization
            | Software Interna-   |                     | Strategist, Sybase,
            | tional, Redmond, WA |                     | Inc., Emeryville,
            |                     |                     | CA
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
12:10-01:30 |                            Luncheon
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
            |         WEB         |    TEXT EDITING     |        UNIX
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
01:30-02:10 | A3:                 | B3:                 | C3:
            | Java Internation-   | Unicode and Inter-  | Unicode and Inter-
            | alization           | nationalization on  | nationalization
            | Architecture        | Mac OS 8            | with UNIX and X-
            |                     |                     | Window's System
            | Asmus Freytag       | John McConnell      |
            | Internationaliza-   | International       | Hideki Hiura
            | tion Architect for  | Evangelist, Apple   | Software Architect,
            | Java, President,    | Computer,           | SunSoft, Inc.,
            | ASMUS, Inc.,        | Cupertino, CA       | Mountain View, CA
            | Seattle, WA         |                     |
            |                     |                     |
            | Mark Davis          |                     |
            | Taligent, Inc.,     |                     |
            | Cupertino, CA       |                     |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
02:15-02:55 | A4:                 | B4:                 | C4:
            | Java Internation-   | Designing the NeXT  | Multilanguage Input
            | alization           | Text System         | Model on X-Window
            | Architecture -      |                     | System
            | Continued           | Rick McGowan        |
            |                     | Software Engineer,  | Shinobu Matsuzuka
            |                     | NeXT Software Inc., | Member of Technical
            |                     | Redwood City, CA    | Staff, SunSoft,
            |                     |                     | Inc., Mountain
            |                     |                     | View, CA
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
02:55-03:15 |                        Refreshment Break
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
03:15-03:55 | A5:                 | B5:                 | C5:
            | Text Searching      | Unicode Editor      | Supporting Unicode
            | Across Multiple     | Applet OCX          | on a UNIX System
            | Character Sets in   |                     |
            | Unicode             | Carl Forsander      | Juergen Bettels
            |                     | VP Engineering,     | Globalization
            | Philippe Boucher    | Gamma Productions,  | Consultant, Digital
            | Senior Programmer,  | Inc., San Diego, CA | Equipment Corpora-
            | Bunyip Information  |                     | tion, Switzerland
            | Systems, Montreal,  |                     |
            | Quebec, Canada      |                     | Wendy Rannenberg
            |                     |                     | Technical Director,
            |                     |                     | Digital Equipment
            |                     |                     | Corporation,
            |                     |                     | Nashua, NH
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
04:00-04:40 | A6:                 | B6:                 | C6:
            | Babble: A Synoptic  | Developing a        | An Adventure in
            | Text Viewer         | Unicode DTP         | Implementing
            |                     | Application for     | Unicode Support on
            | Dina Bay            | Windows NT/95       | UNIX Platforms
            | Programmer/Analyst, |                     |
            | University of       | Thomas Nielsen      | Mark Leisher
            | Virginia,           | MGI Software Corp,  | Computer Analyst,
            | Charlottesville, VA | Denmark             | Computing Research
            |                     |                     | Lab of New Mexico
            |                     |                     | State University
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
05:00-08:00 |                       Reception/Exhibits
------------+----------------------------------------------------------------

                             Friday, September 6

------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
Time        |       Track A       |       Track B       |       Track C
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
07:00-09:00 |               Registration/Continental Breakfast
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
            |         WEB         |      DATABASE       |     OS SUPPORT
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
09:00-09:40 | A1:                 | B1:                 | C1:
            | Supporting Multiple | Unicode in Distrib- | Unicode and Win32
            | Languages and       | uted Computing      |
            | Character Sets on   | Environments        | Bill Hall
            | the Internet        |                     | Engineering Con-
            |                     | Michael McKenna     | sultant, Novell,
            | Ron Murray          | Globalization       | Inc., San Jose, CA
            | Software Develop-   | Strategist, Sybase, |
            | ment Engineer,      | Inc., Emeryville,   |
            | Microsoft Developer | CA                  |
            | Relations Group,    |                     |
            | Redmond, WA         |                     |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
09:45-10:25 | A2:                 | B2:                 | C2:
            | Acrobat Meets       | National Language   | Universal Language
            | Unicode             | and Unicode Support | Support in OS/2
            |                     | in Relational Data- | Warp Version 4
            | Craig Rublee        | bases and SQL2/3    |
            | Computer Scientist, |                     | Steve Atkin
            | Adobe Systems,      | Stefan Buchta       | IBM Corporation
            | Inc., Mountain      | Group Manager,      |
            | View, CA            | Software AG,        |
            |                     | Berlin, Germany     |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
10:25-10:45 |                        Refreshment Break
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
            |         WEB         |    COMPRESSION/     |       LIBRARY
            |                     |     CONVERSION      |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
10:45-11:25 | A3:                 | B3:                 | C3:
            | Platform Independ-  | Reuters Compression | The European
            | ent Font Support    | Scheme for Unicode  | Library Community
            |                     | (RCSU)              | and Unicode/ISO
            | Jim Welch           |                     | 10646
            | Director, Emerging  | Misha Wolf          |
            | Technologies,       | Globalisation       | Anthony Brickell
            | Bitstream Inc.,     | Manager, Reuters,   | System Development
            | Cambridge, MA       | London, UK          | Manager, The
            |                     |                     | British Library,
            |                     |                     | London, UK
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
11:30-12:10 | A4:                 | B4:                 | C4:
            | Unicode and HTML:   | Mapping Between     | Input of Multilin-
            | Status and          | Unicode and Other   | gual Information in
            | Developments        | Character Sets:     | Unicode-Based
            |                     | Methods and Issues  | Applications
            | Martin Duerst       |                     |
            | Senior Research     | Lloyd Honomichl     | Ilya Gavrishin
            | Associate,          | Consultant          | Russian State
            | University of       | Engineer, Novell,   | Library for Foreign
            | Zurich, Zurich,     | Inc., Provo, UT     | Literature, Moscow,
            | Switzerland         |                     | Russia
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
12:10-01:30 |                            Luncheon
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
            |         WEB         |  IDEOGRAPHS/FONTS   |    LOCALIZATION
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
01:30-02:10 | A5:                 | B5:                 | C5:
            | Dynaweb:  Content   | Design and Imple-   | What Does Localisa-
            | Generation based on | mentation of the    | tion Involve?
            | Client Preferences  | CJK Unified Charac- |
            |                     | ter Set on UNIX     | Richard Ishida
            | Gavin Nicol         | Systems             | Global Design
            | Manager, Technical  |                     | Consultant, Rank
            | Consulting Divi-    | Yufang Sun          | Xerox Technical
            | sion, EBT Japan,    | Deputy Director of  | Centre, Herts, UK
            | Tokyo, Japan        | Institute of Soft-  |
            |                     | ware, Academia      |
            |                     | Sinica, Beijing,    |
            |                     | P.R. China          |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
02:15-02:55 | A6:                 | B6:                 | C6:
            | Challenge of        | Simple Implementa-  | Entire Translation
            | Creating a Unicode  | tions of Difficult  | Services
            | WWW Homepage        | Scripts             |
            |                     |                     | Ken Torri
            | Yean-Fee Ho         | Martin Duerst       | Advisory R&D
            | Director, Marketing | Senior Research     | Specialist,
            | & Sales, Star+Globe | Associate,          | Software AG,
            | Technologies, Kent  | University of       | Roseville, CA
            | Ridge, Singapore    | Zurich, Zurich,     |
            |                     | Switzerland         |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
02:55-03:15 |                        Refreshment Break
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
03:15-03:55 | A7:                 | B7:                 | C7:
            | Weaving the Multi-  | Designing an        | Testing Interna-
            | lingual Web: An     | Extended Japanese   | tional Software
            | Open Discussion     | Character Set:      |
            | Forum (BOF)         | From Conception to  | Jennifer Doman
            |                     | Implementation      | Manager, Sybase,
            |                     |                     | Inc., Global
            |                     | Ken Lunde           | Products Group,
            |                     | Project Manager,    | Emeryville, CA
            |                     | CJK Type            |
            |                     | Development, Adobe  |
            |                     | Systems, Inc.,      |
            |                     | Mountain View, CA   |
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
04:00-04:40 | A8:                 |                     | C8:
            | Weaving the Multi-  |                     | Localizing Multi-
            | lingual Web: An     |                     | lingual Cross-
            | Open Discussion     |                     | Platform Software
            | Forum (BOF) -       |                     | Using Foreign-
            | Continued           |                     | Desk(tm)
            |                     |                     |
            |                     |                     | Roger Jeanty
            |                     |                     | President and CEO,
            |                     |                     | International Com-
            |                     |                     | munications, Inc.,
            |                     |                     | Framingham, MA
------------+---------------------+---------------------+--------------------
04:45-05:25 |                         Keynote Speaker
            |
            |                           Rick Schell
            |              Vice President of Product Development
            |               Netscape Communications Corporation
------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
05:25-05:30 |                         Closing Remarks
            |
            |                         Mike Kernaghan
            |              VP and CFO, The Unicode(r) Consortium
------------+----------------------------------------------------------------

Please check http://www.unicode.org for amendments to the schedule


REGISTRATION FORM

Ninth International Unicode Conference

September 4-6, 1996

Please complete and return this form by mail, fax or e-mail with the 
appropriate fees to:

Ninth International Unicode Conference
c/o Global Meeting Services Inc.
3627 Princess Avenue
North Vancouver, B.C.
Canada  V7N 2E4

Telephone:  (604) 983-9157
Fax:        (604) 983-9158
E-mail:     conference@unicode.org


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REGISTRATION FEE:

Pre-conference Tutorial:

                  [   ] All participants         $  50.00

Conference:
                  [   ] Unicode Member           $ 425.00

Non-Member:
                  [   ] Prior to August 15       $ 475.00

                  [   ] After August 15          $ 525.00

Exhibit only:
                  [   ]                          $  25.00
                                                 ________

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CANCELLATION/SUBSTITUTION POLICY:

Cancellations received and post-marked prior to August 24, 1996 will receive 
an 80% refund to be mailed after the Conference.  Substitutions will be 
permitted to September 4, 1996.


SESSION SELECTION:

Please indicate below which sessions you are interested in.  This will help 
the conference organiser allocate rooms to sessions.

Wednesday, September 4     Thursday, September 5     Friday, September 6
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A2:__   B2:__   C2:__      A2:__   B2:__   C2:__     A2:__   B2:__   C2:__
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                           A4:__   B4:__   C4:__     A4:__   B4:__   C4:__
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                           A6:__   B6:__   C6:__     A6:__   B6:__   C6:__
                                                     A7:__   B7:__   C7:__
                                                     A8:__           C8:__

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