Unicode in linguistics [was Re: Ancestor-descendant distance]
R.C. Bakhuizen van den Brink [Rein]
dziewon at xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 30 16:34:22 UTC 1999
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On Fri, 27 Aug 1999, Sean Crist wrote:
>On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Dr. John E. McLaughlin wrote:
>> The only problem with Unicode is that it isn't uniformly supported by
>> computer programs. Any Unicode-based effort would be restricted to the
>> Internet Explorer browser as Netscape Navigator doesn't support it. You
>> either wish for the future and sacrifice present compatibility, or you make
>> some compromises.
As far as I know all programmes in the MicroSoft Office 2000 packet have
full Unicode support. MS competitors simply cannot ignore Unicode for long.
Macintosh OS 8.5 is supporting Unicode [a bit late, though...]
So what are we waiting for!
p.s. can we have a discussion on whether we'll need UTF-8 or UCS-2 later on?
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