why isn't Unicode the default encoding?

John Salerno johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Mon Mar 20 21:59:02 CET 2006

Robert Kern wrote:

>> I figured this might have something to do with it, but then again I 
>> thought that Unicode was created as a subset of ASCII and Latin-1 so 
>> that they would be compatible...but I guess it's never that easy. :)
> No, it isn't. You seem to be somewhat confused about Unicode. At least you are
> misusing terminology quite a bit. You may want to read the following articles:

I meant to say 'superset'

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