unicode mail list archeology

Luuk luuk at invalid.lan
Sat Apr 20 06:47:12 EDT 2019

On 20-4-2019 11:26, wxjmfauth at gmail.com wrote:
> http://unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/Archives-Old/UML018/0594.html

 > It is simple to make a compacter version of UTF-8 using the base
 > 256 character codes were possible (comacter for many languages).

No. If you think otherwise, you have completely misunderstood what UTF-8
is all about. Please read the section "What is UTF-8?" in
carefully then you will see, why a base256 transfer encoding lacks
essential properties that make UTF-8 so damn useful.

I must be one of the persons who do not understand what base256 transfer 
encoding means.

UTF-8 is, in bytes, just a sequence of 8 bit things, why can it not be 
transferred using a bas256 transfer  encoding?

$ echo "just my € 0.02 cents" | hexdump -C
6a 75 73 74 20 6d 79 20  e2 82 ac 20 30 2e 30 32 20 63 65 6e 74 73 0a


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