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OSF, UI AND USL STANDARDIZE ON JAPANESE LANGUAGE SUPPORT

 OSF, UI AND USL STANDARDIZE ON JAPANESE LANGUAGE SUPPORT
 TOKYO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Software Foundation, UNIX


International and UNIX System Laboratories Pacific today announced their joint agreement to support the same Japanese EUC (Extended UNIX Codes).
 The use of Japanese EUC will contribute significantly to Japanese language application software being portable and interoperable between OSF/1 operating system and UNIX System V Release 4 platforms.
 Code sets are the mechanisms which enable applications to represent data and messages on computer systems in local languages, such as Japanese Kanji characters.
 EUC is a character encoding scheme created for the purpose of using various languages in the world on the UNIX operating system, and is based on the standards defined by the International Standard Organization (ISO).
 The common definition to use EUC for Japanese characters includes support for the Japanese standard code sets established in 1990, JIS X0212 (Supplemental Kanji), as well as JIS X0208 (Kanji), and JIS X0201 (One byte Kana). The agreement also includes user defined characters in an auxiliary character ("Gaiji") area.
 "Today's announcement represents a significant step forward by creating a common Japanese language environment between UNIX System V and OSF/1 systems," said Jeanette Horan, OSF director of engineering. "Until now, there was no consensus within the computer community at large on how to use Code Set 3 in Japanese EUC. By supporting a common set, we are greatly improving interoperability between systems and extending the portability of applications in open systems environments in Japan. This provides a terrific benefit for the Japanese end user."
 James L. Clark, president of UNIX System Laboratories Pacific said, "USL has been developing the internationalization features and various country specific packages on UNIX System V and system software on UNIX System V, using EUC. USL is very pleased that the use of EUC for Japanese characters was agreed with USL Pacific, UI and OSF, and that it will contribute to establishing a common Japanese environment on UNIX systems and expand the number of application programs applicable worldwide."
 "Agreement on the EUC for Japanese characters is another significant step in fostering harmonization by major open systems organizations, UI, USL and OSF," said Peter Cunningham, president of UNIX International. "It will contribute to the growth of UNIX systems in the Japanese marketplace."
 Today's agreement is the result of extensive joint work effort between OSF's Internationalization Special Interest Group and UI's Internationalization Work Group and Japanese Localization Special Interest Group. OSF, UI, UI members and USLP also indicate that the three organizations intend to continue their technical cooperation in order to help ensure that Japanese open systems environments can maintain full interoperability.
 Many Japanese industry leaders have voiced their support for this agreement:
 Ed Manning, group manager, product marketing for Digital Equipment Corporation Japan said, "Digital Equipment Japan is pleased to see the excellent progress made on standardizing code definitions for the Japanese language. We think this is a major win for end users, solutions suppliers and the systems vendors and will serve to expand the overall market for Open Systems."
 Mitsuru Danagi, manager, Open Systems Division, Fujitsu Ltd. said, "It is of great significance that OSF, UI and USLP have agreed on using common Japanese EUC codes for improving exchangeability of data in Japanese. We hope to maintain and further develop the relationship of cooperation in order to establish an open international environment of UNIX systems."
 Seiji Kobayashi, deputy general manager, Product Planning Division of Hitachi, Ltd. -- "Hitachi welcomes the joint agreement of supporting the common Japanese EUC between OSF, UI and USLP. This agreement has a significant meaning in the process of establishing the Japanese open system environment. With the further efforts to realize true open systems environment, we would like to contribute to the expansion of user's benefit."
 Eijo Ono, director, Advanced Workstation of IBM Japan, Ltd. -- "Now we see a significant step forward to further interoperability, as well as portability, among UNIX systems. We believe that common usage of the Japanese EUC will bring about benefits to UNIX users in Japan."
 Hiroshi Hatta, general manager, C&C Systems Product Planning Division of NEC stated, "It is significant, though it is a specific issue to Japan, that UI and OSF have agreed on establishing common Japanese codes. In order to establish interoperability to meet the interest of users. We hope that this announcement will be the first step toward that goal."
 Susumu Hasegawa, director and country manager, Marketing Division of Nihon Sun Microsystems K.K. said, "I think that end users and software companies are mostly pleased that UI, USLP and OSF have agreed on using common Japanese character codes which ensure compatibility among data. We will continue our effort to promote standardization of Japanese environment in order to disseminate a further developed open UNIX environment."
 Takeshi Tsujioka, president and CEO of SIGMA SYSTEM Inc. also expressed support saying, "We are very pleased, in promoting open systems in Japan, that EUC-based Japanese character scheme (UJIS) adapted by d project, have been further reviewed and OSF, UI and USL have agreed on using them. SIGMA SYSTEM, Inc. will cooperate in this kind of joint effort, as we are also studying the issue of Japanese in SIGMA association which we established as a forum to study open systems."
 Hidetaka Yamamoto, deputy technology executive, PC & Workstation Systems, Information Processing and Control Systems Group of Toshiba Corporation said, "I hope that the recent agreement reached by UI, USLP and OSF on Japanese EUC, which is a codeset to express Japanese language, will provide interoperability among multiple UNIX computers in Japan and further develop Japanese UNIX market."
 Arimichi Nakagiri, general manager, CSO product Marketing of Yokogawa Hewlett-Packard said, "It is a significant achievement for OSF and UI to have agreed on supporting common definitions for EUC for Japanese language. We are very pleased that today's announcement will resolve one of the biggest concerns about interoperability and application portability in the heterogeneous OSF/1 and SVR4 environment. We hope that today's agreement will be only a first step towards the realization of true open systems. HP plans to continue its participation in these efforts."
 The Open Software Foundation (OSF) is a not-for-profit research and development organization that supplies software to make computers easier to learn and easier to use, while also making them work better together. The OSF has created a coalition of vendors and users working together to develop the industry's leading technical agenda and the software essential for creating a comprehensive, open systems computing environment. OSF uses an innovative open process for finding and implementing the best technology from organizations throughout the world. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., the OSF has over 300 members and 280 employees worldwide.
 UNIX International (UI) is a worldwide, non-profit organization. Membership is open to both the computer industry and end users interested in the future of open systems based on UNIX System V Release 4 and any accompanying software. UI has more than 250 members comprised of systems vendors, independent software vendors, systems integrators, government, end users and universities. Through its member activities, UI defines the future development of UNIX System V and related system software to meet the interest of the whole open systems community.
 UNIX System Laboratories, Inc., headquartered in Summit, N.J., develops and markets UNIX System V operating system and other open systems software, including the TUXEDO Transaction Processing System, Open Networking PlatformR OSI technology, and the C++ Programming Language system, to the worldwide computer industry. USL has two subsidiaries -- UNIX System Laboratories Europe located in London and UNIX System Laboratories Pacific located in Tokyo -- as well as field offices in Australia, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and India.
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