Glyphs and graphemes [was Re: Cult-like behaviour]

Tim Chase python.list at
Mon Jul 16 22:36:41 EDT 2018

On 2018-07-17 01:21, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> > This doesn’t mean that UTF-32 is an awful system, just that it
> > isn’t the magical cure that some were hoping for.  
> Nobody ever claimed it was, except for the people railing that
> since it isn't a magically system we ought to go back to the Good
> Old Days of code page hell, or even further back when everyone just
> used ASCII.

But even ed(1) on most systems is 8-bit clean so even there you're not
limited to ASCII.  I can't say I miss code-pages in the least.


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