why isn't Unicode the default encoding?
johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Mon Mar 20 22:32:29 CET 2006
Robert Kern wrote:
That was fascinating. Thank you. So as it turns out, Unicode and UTF-8
are not the same thing? Am I right to say that UTF-8 stores the first
128 Unicode code points in a single byte, and then stores higher code
points in however many bytes they may need? If so, I guess I had been
mislead by the '8' in the name, thinking that UTF-8 was another way of
storing characters in one byte (which would make it no different than
Latin-1, I suppose).
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