> My name is Hiro Kusunoki I am a member of Bootstrap Alliance Japan.
> Yes, you are right. USC-2 will not cover all the characters of the globe.
> However, USC-4 (32bit code) has been proposed under the ISO10646.
> Unfortunately, there may be a considerable amount of work needed till all
> involved community reaches consensus on how to map their characters in the
> Hiro Kusunoki
> Fuji Xerox Information Systems, Co. Ltd.
Thank you for the pleasant reply. Actually, all feedback
from Japan has been pleasant; the same cannot be said
for all of the emails we have received from Americans.
Apparently this issue is far more politically important
than I had realized. And of course Unicode does have
32 bit proposals already; it is as you say the problems
of mapping that are so complex. We have heard from
BTRON(?) with the same comments.
A couple of links that might interest you:
(Schneier is considered one of the world's leading
cryptographers and security experts.)
(on the IBM web site, by an independent consultant)
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