• Oct 31, 1917
    (b.) -
    Sep 1, 2014
    (d.)

Bio/Description

Born in Nairobi, Kenya), he is an early pioneer in the history of British computing. He worked for Ferranti from the mid-1960s, where he worked on the Pegasus thermionic valve computer. He was involved in the standardization of ASCII and ISO 646 and worked closely with Bob Bemer. ASCII was first known in Europe as the Bemer-Ross Code. He was also one of the three main designers of ISO 6937, with Peter Fenwick and Loek Zeckendorf. He was one of the principal architects of the Universal Character Set ISO/IEC 10646 when it was first conceived.
  • Date of Birth:

    Oct 31, 1917
  • Date of Death:

    Sep 1, 2014
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    One of the principal architects of the Universal Character Set ISO/IEC 10646; a standard set of characters upon which many character encodings are based
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