I would like if you stick to the original issue: can a PHP source file be in 
utf-8. It's not about the output, that is properly supported.

Think it would be a good idea anyhow that PHP would support utf-8 source 
files as it seems utf-8 is going to be the de-facto standard for text files 

"Ashley Sheridan" <a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote in message 
> On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 15:28 -0400, Bob McConnell wrote:
>> From: tedd
>> > The Unicode database uses the same lower
>> > character values (i.e., "code points") as does
>> > ASCII, namely 0-127, and thus UFT-8 (8-bit
>> > variable width encoding) is really a super-set
>> > which includes the sub-set of ASCII.
>> >
>> > The "Wingdings" font that Ash refers to is the
>> > really the "Dingbat" char set in Unicode, as
>> > shown here:
>> >
>> > The use of UFT-8 encoding in everything (web and
>> > php) should present much less problems globally
>> > than it is trying to fight it.
>> Thanks tedd,
>> The real question is whether unicode is even relevant now that the UTF
>> series is available. I see no reason to have to deal with two competing
>> "specifications", when one of them is more than adequate for the job and
>> the other is not even finished yet. That's like the old days when a few
>> users demanded we support both ASCII and EBCDIC. That didn't get very
>> far either.
>> Bob McConnell
> Bob, UTF is unicode (Unicode Transformation Format)
> Interesting enough to note, and not sure if Tedd knows this or not (he
> probably does!) but Chrome has a nice feature for those punycode URLs;
> it suggests the actual real URL instead once you type the domain in. Not
> sure about Safari right now, couldn't be bothered to fire up a VM just
> to check. I would assume Firefox handles these URLs well enough too.
> Tedd, does that URL actually go anywhere, as I got nothing when I tried
> visiting it, both the actual URL and the punycode version.
> Thanks,
> Ash
> http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk

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