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Today I presented in Tamil Internet 2004 conference held at Singapore, on counting the number of letters/alphabets in a Unicode String. The problem is that if we use the string length functions included in major programming platforms we get only the number of characters based on the storage locations needed. They don’t understand the language and so don’t return letter (எழுத்து) count, instead, they return the count based on the number of Unicode code points. A few months earlier, I had written a quick fix solution in VB.NET to handle this. As a reusable solution to this problem, today I…

“Diwali” is celebrated by Indians all over the world today. It is an important Indian festival celebrated with pomp and gaiety across linguistic boundaries. In the Hindu calendar, which is a lunar one, it falls on amavasya, or the new…

Last month , we had Connect 2004 – an annual Enterprise ICT conference & exhibition in Chennai. The event is organized by CII with the support of Government of Tamilnadu aimed at promoting IT companies of Tamilnadu. From Vishwak, we…

This week, I am here in Bellevue (near Redmond) , USA for a 3-day Microsoft Evangelism conference. Apart from many Microsoft employees, many of my fellow Regional Directors across the world are also here. It is turning out to be a great event, especially giving a chance to meet many of the other RDs; An opportunity to associate faces to each of the email IDs. The amount of innovations and development that is being done by Microsoft in terms of Windows Platform and in Indigo SOA is amazing. Over a period these features are going to be seen by customers…

Earlier this month, all five of us – Microsoft Regional Directors in India met up. The event was a dinner before Tech Ed 2004 in Bangalore. The dinner was hosted by Eileen Crian; Eileen manages the Microsoft Regional Director programme…