WSTech: Writing Systems Technology (formerly known as NRSI)
When to Convert to Unicode
Are you ready to learn about how to use Unicode?
Sometimes, a conversion to Unicode is almost completely transparent to a user. They’ll be able to continue working almost the same way as they always have. However, it doesn’t always work that way. As you think through when to do a conversion, find out how much you’ll have to learn. This may include
Most everyone can learn these things. It doesn’t take a lot of time, but it will slow you down for a couple weeks or in rare cases a few months. So, don’t do a Unicode conversion when you have pressing deadlines coming up, if you can help it. Plan ahead for a time when the conditions are right for an unhurried change-over.
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