a simple unicode question

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 11:21:11 CET 2009

Chris Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 12:35:11PM EDT, Nobody wrote:
> [..]
>> Characters outside the 16-bit range aren't supported on all builds.
>> They won't be supported on most Windows builds, as Windows uses 16-bit
>> Unicode extensively:
> I knew nothing about UTF-16 & friends before this thread.
> Best part of Unicode is that there are multiple encodings, right? ;-)

No, the best part about Unicode is there is no encoding!

Unicode does not define any encoding; what it defines is code-points for 
characters which is not related to how characters are encoded in files 
or network transmission.

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