Looking Forward to the Unicode Advantage: Internationalization and Integration

  • by Michael Redford, Information Developer, SAP AG
  • January 15, 2002
Unicode is an international character-encoding scheme that is used by modern standards such as HTML and XML, and in programming languages such as Java and ABAP 6.10, to enable global, multilingual Internet data communication and systems integration. This article will help managers, administrators, and developers assess whether the newer SAP Unicode systems fit their specific requirements, how these Unicode systems might offer key systems integration advantages, how a Unicode SAP system can be integrated into an existing landscape, and the key considerations when preparing to install a Unicode system from SAP.

Michael Redford

Michael Redford studied German and Economics at Rutgers University (B.A.) and Theoretical Linguistics at the University of Constance (M.A.). He recently joined SAP AG as an Information Developer (Technology Development, Development Platforms — Internationalization).

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