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Re: internationalization/ISO10646 question

From: MURATA Makoto <murata@hokkaido.email.ne.jp>
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 11:11:12 +0900
To: Chris Newman <Chris.Newman@sun.com>
Cc: Marcin Hanclik <mhanclik@poczta.onet.pl>, ietf-charsets@iana.org
Message-id: <20030103103915.3B3B.MURATA@hokkaido.email.ne.jp>

Chris,

> Is UTF-8 perfect?

We agree :-)

>No.  But the costs greatly outweight the benefits when 
> compared to any other charset I've seen, and particularly when compared to 
> UTF-16.

I do not agree on this claim yet.  In particular, I'm concerned with the 6-byte 
representation of non-BMP characters.  When non-BMP characters become common, 
what will happen?

Cheers,

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MURATA Makoto <murata@hokkaido.email.ne.jp>
Received on Thursday, 2 January 2003 21:10:33 GMT

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