Unicode questions

Hrvoje Niksic hniksic at xemacs.org
Tue Oct 19 21:39:58 CEST 2010

Tobiah <toby at rcsreg.com> writes:

> would be shared?  Why can't we just say "unicode is unicode"
> and just share files the way ASCII users do.  Just have a huge
> ASCII style table that everyone sticks to.

I'm not sure that I understand you correctly, but UCS-2 and UCS-4
encodings are that kind of thing.  Many people prefer UTF-8 because of
convenient backward compatibility with ASCII (and space economy when
dealing with mostly-ascii text).

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