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? Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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