PC industry specialists from east and west agree on an eastern european standard
Deprecated ITCHP Number
Press release announcing that major Western companies in the computer software and hardware industry, in conjunction with leading East European developers, announced agreement on a single character set for the Eastern European PC market. During a two-day workshop in Budapest co-sponsored by Ashton-Tate and Microsoft in late June, experts from East and West met to discuss the difficult question of establishing standards for character sets -- or "code pages" -- as well as keyboard layouts and other issues particular to each country. Representatives from IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Ashton-Tate, Lotus Development, Aldus corporation, and Cherry Keyboards met with specialists from the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Yugoslavia. Donated by Ed Esber. 6 scanned pages.
Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection