My Annual Unicode Questions

Doug Ewell doug at
Wed Oct 5 10:20:26 CDT 2016

Ken Whistler wrote:

>> Q. Who understands Unicode?
>> A. One student raised his hand. (This is an improvement on last year
>> as no hand was raised last year)
> After 27 years of Unicode development, and with the standard (and its
> accumulated ancillary standards, data, repositories, and libraries)
> grown so huge, it is no longer clear to me how many participants in a
> *UTC* meeting would raise their hands in response to that question!

The bar for "understands" is lower among non-experts. I would actually
be considered the resident "Unicode expert" among my co-workers, which
might surprise some folks and alarm others. 
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US |

More information about the Unicode mailing list