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Title: A proposal for multilingual computing code standardization
Authors: Lua, K.T. 
Keywords: Character code
Internal processing code
Multilingual computing
Multilingual encoding
Issue Date: 1990
Citation: Lua, K.T. (1990). A proposal for multilingual computing code standardization. Computer Standards and Interfaces 10 (2) : 117-124. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We review the current situation of Multilingual standardization which includes ISO 2022, DP 10646 and an alternative proposal HCC. The implementation of various bilingual and multilingual character code systems including UNICODE, CCDOS, Bis-5, JAE, Wang and IBM codes are discussed. It is noted that while it is important to have a unified code length in character encoding, most existing systems use variable code lengths without much difficulty. The great advantage of such systems is its full compatibility with the existing ASCII systems and its high code efficiency. A system of dynamically re-locatable code set is suggested. It is fully compatible with existing ASCII and national standards (GB, JIS, KS). It has high code efficiency and is expandable. © 1990.
Source Title: Computer Standards and Interfaces
ISSN: 09205489
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