that several Asian countries are sharing research about conversion to Linux.
"According to Japanese officials, the purpose of talks between Japan, South Korea and China is to share research findings, reduce the amount of money spent on Windows licensing and maintenance fees, and promote the use of Linux in the private sector.
The main goal is to come up with a Linux standard that will support Asian languages -- which have many more characters than Western alphabets. In the Chinese language, for example, there are literally thousands of characters.
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