"%s" vs unicode

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Jan 9 01:14:21 CET 2003

In article <3e1c3d59$1 at news.fhg.de>, Gerd Woetzel <woetzel at gmd.de>
>Unfortunately the "general principle" is wrong.
>There is a canonical embedding of Unicode strings into byte strings (which
>is UTF-8) but no canonical embedding of byte strings into Unicode strings.
>Hence it should be vice versa.
>Its a real shame that I have no acces to the bvd's time machine :-)
I'm fairly sure I agree with you, but time travel will make criminals of
us all
Robin Becker

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