Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Brief History of Character Codes in North America, Europe, and East Asia

I can't believe I've never blogged this before. It's been in my bookmarks for ages.

Some of the Unicode-related stuff is a little dated, but the author has also written an update called "Unicode Revisited".

I intended this Web document to serve only as a background piece to relate how the TRON Multilingual Environment came into existence and to prepare BTRON users for the arrival of the true BTRON multilingual environment, which finally appeared in commercial form in Cho Kanji on November 12, 1999. Unbelievably, a large number of non-BTRON users have also viewed it

I have no idea what TRON or BTRON are. I just think these are good articles about ASCII, Unicode, and why Asians hate Unicode.