Tatsuo Ishii wrote:

If you regard the unicode code point as simply a number, why not
regard the multibyte characters as a number too? I mean, since 0xC2A9
= 49833, "select chr(49833)" should work fine no?

No. The number corresponding to a given byte pattern depends on the endianness of the architecture. That's exactly why we can't sanely use the byte pattern of the encoded characters as numbers.



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