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Re: International business communications and Unicode

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 08:27:12 -0400 (EDT)
To: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@mail.vicnet.net.au>
CC: Thierry Sourbier <webmaster@i18ngurus.com>, www-international@w3.org
Message-Id: <E15ZtZo-0001Ax-00@mercury.ccil.org>
Andrew Cunningham scripsit:

> If you look at implimentations of unicode in OS and software, you'll find that 
> linguistic minorities have been even more marginalised.

How has Unicode made this problem worse?  India isn't a marginal market,
but its writing systems are just plain difficult: it's no wonder that
commercial software has plucked the low-hanging fruit.

<plug>Linux does quite a bit better, BTW.</plug>

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
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