RE: 1 in 1000

From: Reynolds, Gregg (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 15:15:58 EDT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold []

> Probably less than one person in a thousand today speaks a
> language that
> cannot be reasonably represented in Unicode.

Define "reasonably".

Howsabout: "100% of the people in the world whose native language is not
modeled by Unicode cannot use computers in their native language; 100% of
those whose language is badly modeled by Unicode cannot fully exploit the
power of computers (since the proliferation of "Unicode-enabled" software
will only partially benefit them); 100% of those literary cultures whose
medium is badly modeled by Unicode will come under intense economic pressure
to think about their languages in terms of Unicode's model (i.e. to become
semi-literate in their native languages)."

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