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Re: BOM & Unicode editors

From: Robert A. Rosenberg <rarpsl@flashcom.net>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 12:22:40 -0400
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To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>, Saba Sundaramurthy <ssundaramurthy@verisign.com>, mozilla-i18n@mozilla.org, www-international@w3.org, i18n-prog@acoin.com
At 10:43 AM 05/10/2000 +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:
>This is all fine and well for UTF-16, but what about UTF-8 ? why does the
>byte order matter?

The byte-order is still important since it controls what UTF-8 codes get 
emitted for the same input codepoint. Just as you need to know which order 
to save the two bytes of a UTF-16 character, you need to know what order to 
assemble the two bytes that get created by expanding a UTF-8 sequence.
Received on Thursday, 11 May 2000 12:25:06 UTC

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