> The 25th Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC25) that will be
> held in Washington, DC in March 2004 may be of interest to members of this
> list who are not already aware of it. Its theme of "Unicode in Government:
> Building a Multilingual Infrastructure" would seem to harmonize with the
> emphasis in the recent African WSIS preparatory meeting in Maputo on
> bringing "e-strategies" for mobilizing ICT for development into the
> mainstream of government planning.
Are all African scripts and characters in the Unicode set ?
If the characters aren't there, then Unicode-based internationalization
is hopeless. And internationalization not based on Unicode would, at this
point, be heading down the wrong path.