"For the record, I am the inventor for US Patent 7400271. This patent is owned by SFU spin-off company International Characters, Inc., which promotes its free use in open source software, teaching and experimentation in accord with its covenant. Open source software is available at u8u16.costar.sfu.ca and parabix.costar.sfu.ca. IC is also a proponent and participant in Community Patent Review. This ane related work has been presented at the PPoPP, CASCON, SVG Open and ASPLOS conferences. Further evidence of the novelty of IC's technology may be found in the citation of IC's patent by Donald E. Knuth in the answer to his final problem on bitwise techniques in pre-fascicle 1A of his upcoming Volume 4 of the Art of Computer Programming."