Artifact Details

Title

PC industry specialists from east and west agree on an eastern european standard

Catalog Number

102770587

Type

Text

Date

1990-07-16

Publisher

Ashton-Tate

Identifying Numbers

Other number doc-4471006f66b96 Deprecated ITCHP Number

Extent

6 p.

Description

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.

Category

Press release

Collection Title

Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection

Lot Number

X7847.2017