Re: Putting the "World" back in WWW...

Chris Lilley, Computer Graphics Unit (
Mon, 3 Oct 1994 12:15:28 +0100

In message <> Richard Goerwitz said:

> Despite Microsoft's support of Unicode, for instance,
> I don't see any intrinsic support for it in Chicago, despite the huge
> amount of resources Microsoft has to devote to it. If Microsoft it-
> self isn't able to jump on the bandwagon, how can you expect, say,
> people in the Soviet Union to do it?

There is another, related issue. We on the list (myself included) are treating
it as a new problem to be solved. From our perspective, it is. But of course
people in Russia and China and Saudi Arabia etc already have computers, already
create documents in their native languages, so any different, incompatible way
of doing the same thing is not going to be welcomed. People need to be able to
prepare text using their existing editors and wordprocessors and just add some
markup to say how it is encoded.