The user description field (for instance) is documented as a maximum of 160 characters, but how many bytes is that exactly? If we get bytes from twitter that are utf-8 bytes, will we then see a maximum number of how many bytes per char, 1, 2, 3 or 4 bytes/char ?
This matters when spec'ing a database field size, for instance. I'm asking whether Twitter is talking "characters" or 'utf-8 encoded bytes" when it is specing a field in the docs? thanks in advance... (would appreciate it if this were clarified in the docs)