We reeived this interesting submission from N. Carroll: "Unicode, the commercial equivalent of UCS-2 (ISO 10646-1) , has been widely assumed to be a comprehensive solution for electronically mapping all the characters of the world's languages, being a 16-bit character definition allowing a theoretical total of over 65,000 characters. However, the complete character sets of the world add up to approximately 170,000 characters. This paper summarizes the political turmoil and technical incompatibilities that are beginning to manifest themselves on the Internet as a consequence of that oversight. (For the more technical: the recently announced Unicode 3.1 won't work either.)" Read the full article.
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