why isn't Unicode the default encoding?

Jan Niklas Fingerle usenet-2004 at lithe.de
Mon Mar 20 21:39:38 CET 2006


Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I see UTF-8 a lot, but this particular book also mentions that UTF-16 is 
> > the most common. Is that true?
> 
> I think it unlikely, but I have no numbers to give. And I'll bet that that book
> doesn't either.

I haven't got any numbers, but my guess would be that many the chinese
will add their share to the UTF-16 numbers. I don't know about other
asian languages, though.

Cheers,
  --Jan Niklas



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