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November 24, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

The Japan Unix Society sponsored its 12th Unix Symposium in Osaka earlier this month, attracting over 200 Unix researchers and corporate software developers to hear presentations by AT&T Unix Pacific on System V Release 3.2, research on the X Window System, details the Japanisation effort on Adobe Systems’ Postscript page description language, user interfaces and Streams: an outstanding feature of the symposium was the presence of a group of gaijin (that’s their fairly rude word for non-Japanese people), from various US manufacturers – Apollo Computer, DEC, IBM, Hewlett Packard Co, Sun Microsystems, – and Bull from France, plus a participant each from China and Taiwan; these people had earli-er participated in a Unix Internationalisation Workshop under the joint auspices of /usr/group, and at the meeting, solutions were proposed for localisation strategies, kernel internationalisation, and the handling of different collation sequences through use of setlocale and a new tool for defining collation sequences; the results of the meetings will go to the IEEE Posix committee for inclusion in drafts for worldwide comment.

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