Extended Character Set (UniCode) support in OpenQM

There is a growing need for applications to support more than the basic 8-bit character set. Whilst simple encoding of a wider set of characters into some 8-bit representation is fine for storage, it does not easily allow use of the powerful data selection and display capabilities of the multivalue environment.

This presentation will examine how QM has been extended to support the 65536 characters in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane and what opportunities this offers in a global market.

Ladybridge Systems was founded in 1992 by former Prime Computer personnel and is headquartered in Hardingstone, Northampton, England. The primary activity of the company is the OpenQM multivalue database for which Zumasys were appointed as worldwide sales and marketing partner in January 2015. Ladybridge Systems also provide training, consultancy, development, and maintenance services to MultiValue databases in the UK and worldwide. Ladybridge Systems remains a small privately owned company, offering a personal level of service to clients around the world.

In January 2019, Ladybridge sold OpenQM to Zumasys.

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