Fwd: Wired 4.09 p. 130: Lost in Translation

From: Joel Tesoro (tesoro@asiaweek.com)
Date: Tue Aug 27 1996 - 12:59:18 EDT

Hi. This was sent to me in response to the article in Wired -- I told him
I THINK 2.0 supports variable length, but you would be better able to
answer him


Subject: Wired 4.09 p. 130: Lost in Translation
Sent: 08/27 11:54 PM
Received: 08/28 12:22 AM
From: David Beroff, d4b@inet.bis.adp.com
To: Jose Manuel Tesoro, joel@iohk.com
CC: d4b@inet.bis.adp.com

Interesting 16-bit vs. 32-bit issue for
characters. (I guess nobody seriously
considered 24-bit characters?)

Anyway, I have an even more radical idea.
Could Unicode support variable-length
characters, so that one or more Unicode
values would mean "shift"? This would
allow quite a number of Chinese (etc.)
characters to be represented in the
second Unicode byte-pair.

Or am I being way too whimsical?

-- David Beroff <d4b@bis.adp.com>

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