Support for Unicode provides many benefits to application developers, including:
Global source and binary.
Support for mixed-script computing environments.
Improved cross-platform data interoperability through a common codeset.
Space-efficient encoding scheme for data storage.
Reduced time-to-market for localized products.
Expanded market access.
Developers can use Unicode to create global applications. Users can exchange data more freely using one flat codeset without elaborate code conversions to comprehend characters.
In the Solaris operating environment internationalization framework, Unicode is "just another codeset." By adopting and implementing codeset independence to design, applications can handle different codesets without extensive code rework to support specific languages.