For your convinience here is the relevant snippet from Joel’s blog:
Here is the output from a simple console application:
I have my private theory about Joel’s lastname which is "Spolsky". I’m Polish myself and I guees there is some Polish connection here. "Spolsky" sounds like "z Polski" in Polish language, which is "from Poland" but just made more English-looking like.
Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009 introduce full Unicode support. Here is "The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!)".