Monthly Archives: October 2008

Unicode support doesn’t mean your application is internationalized

Over the years, I’ve helped many organizations internationalize their software products. One of the most common misunderstandings is how Unicode will help their product. Customers sometimes mistakenly believe that Unicode support will be sufficient to internationalize their products. Sometimes they believe that Unicode “support” is a single, yes-no, on-off ability, when instead Unicode support is… Read More »

What is Unicode?

Unicode is a character set standard. This particular standard assigns a unique number to every character used around the globe, regardless of written and spoken language, computing platform, or application. Unicode includes all the characters used from other more limited character sets. Prior to Unicode, smaller character sets assigned character values differently from each other.… Read More »