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Re: Reviewed charmod fundamentals

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 13:09:37 +0100
Message-ID: <404C6281.10704@gmx.de>
To: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Cc: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

Jon Hanna wrote:

> Quoting Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>:
> ...
> However I agree with Tim's argument that allowing a choice of UTF-8 or UTF-16 to
> be made by an author or producing application (and hence mandating that the two
> be differentiated and handled by the consuming application) is a good practice
> and should be allowed by the charmod rules.

As far as I understand, UTF-16 may perform (in terms of size) much 
better for asian languages, so it seems that it makes a lot of sense if 
protocols can choose UTF-8 vs UTF-16 based on what makes most sense for 
the document content.

Julian

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