On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org> wrote:
> Data usage: Use of Unicode will significantly reduce bandwidth/storage

This is technically wrong if we are comparing with ASCII encoded data.
If you read the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode article, you can
understand that the indic letter അ (unicode) requires more bytes than
a single English letter "A"
Each Unicode character is multi-byte character while in ASCII, it is
single byte.

> Search (within a page/web search etc.)

This is not comparable since search is not possible in ascii font way
of representing data. Since the data is not in Hindi , but we just
"see" as Hindi, one cannot do a search or any such data processing on
that data.


Wikimediaindia-l mailing list

Reply via email to