On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 03:16:08PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Because it is a hiddeous waste for most readers and writers of
> > English and other European languages.

>       I also argured that utf-8 was a waste of a whole byte per char
>       for most of us.

That's not true. UTF-8 is a variable-length encoding. It is backwards
compatible with ASCII, i.e. ascii characters are one byte in UTF-8 as
well. Are you thinking about UTF-16?

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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