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Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation Unicode from a distance… Mark Davis Chief Software Globalization Architect, IBM President, Unicode Consortium
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation Starting back a bit before Unicode…
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation 1850: Where? When? Longitude non-standard –Paris meridian –Greenwich meridian –Berlin meridian Time non-standard –7:16Boston –6:52DC –4:06LA –3:51SF That had to change…
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation That had to change… Telegraph exact longitudes Railway timezones Shipping Prime Meridian –Washington, 1884 –France delays until 1914…
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation Uniformity Winning Of course, the French gave us all the metric system –Portuguese mile –Roman mile –Hamburg mile –US mile But we didnt get metric time –Still Babylonian… Why one and not the other?
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation Fast forward a few years
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation 1985: Characters not Standardized – Data Exchange Limited Vladimir Jelicačačić Игорь Лукашев Bjørn Vestergård
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation That had to change…
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation No longer data islands Customers could be from any country Companies have heterogeneous systems People cant tolerate it when text is lost or corrupted in transmission, or when lookups fail English / European languages only part of the world market…
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation GDP-PPP –
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation GDP-PPP–
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation Vladimir Jelicačačić Игорь Лукашев Bjørn Vestergård Silicon Valley, Unicode The Unicode Standard provides: –a unique code for every character in the world –a model and architecture for every script –properties and behavior, isolating programmers from details.
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation 2004 – Unicode, the Prime Meridian of computing 96,000+ Characters (V4.0) Wide-ranging specifications for uniform cross- product behavior Used –in every major operating system –in all major office software –as the core definition of text in XML, HTML, … –as the core of Java, C#, C (with ICU), …
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation Website Globalization Websites present both static and composed data, the latter frequently backed by one or more databases Unicode makes the entire architecture vastly simpler –from back-end databases –to pages served to client People used to convert to legacy sets on output –but less needed now, except special circumstances
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation Unicode Consortium Development of Key SW Globalization Standards –Unicode Standard –Other Specs: Sorting, Intl Regular Expressions, Matching (case-insensitive), Line-breaking, Identifiers,… –New Projects: Common Locale Data Repository Uniform date/time/number formatting, sorting,… across programs/platforms –Open to new Members: Corporate, Associate, Specialist
Unicode © 2004 IBM Corporation References ICU Longitude The Unicode Standard UTN #13: GDP by Language Einsteins Clocks, Poincarés Maps More about Unicode: March 31 - April 2!
Unicode Mark Davis Unicode Consortium President IBM Chief SW Globalization Architect
Unicode Mark Davis Unicode Consortium President IBM Chief SW Globalization Architect.
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