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Colloquium - Haddon

UNICODE: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Bruce Haddon
Paladin Software International

Unicode is promoted as the Universal Character Code, and is supplanting ASCII as the character representation for many applications, including the Java programming language, HTML/XML, Microsoft Windows 2000 and CE, etc. This evolution raises a number of issues that are not initially apparent, and which require different ways of approaching code set problems from those that have been prevalent during the last 30+ years (since the definition of ASCII and EBCDIC). The talk will cover some of the history of Unicode, outline some of the above problems, and indicate solutions. Research is invited into the remaining problems.

Dr. Bruce K. Haddon is an Australian who came to the US and graduated with his PhD from CU in 1979, was a member of the CU CS/EE faculty 1980-1982, and an adjoint Associate Professor with EECE 1982-1987. He is currently a Senior Java Architect with Sun Microsystems Professional Services ".COM" consulting group, and is also president of his own consulting company, Paladin Software International. His interests are operating systems, programming languages, web-based architecture, software engineering, and in particular, software internationalization in all of the above areas.

Hosted by William Waite.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the talk in ECOT 831.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)