Re: Unicode-capable compression software?

From: John R. Bennett (
Date: Thu Oct 20 1994 - 13:20:12 EDT

On Oct 20, 9:25am, unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
> Subject: Unicode-capable compression software?
> From: NAME: Misha Wolf
> Does anyone know of a supplier with Unicode-capable compression software?
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What type of compression are you looking for? Most file compressers should
just work on Unicode files (though they may not save as much as a Unicode
specific compressor). If you want a compression subroutine, the source code
for a quick simple compressor is in the procedings of a UIW (I don't remember
which). You can also ask me about it, since it was my paper. The paper also
talks about other compressions, but I don't know of anyone implementing them.
In fact the only implementation of a Unicode specific compression that I know
about is in the (now defunct) PenPoint OS, which uses the code given in the

        Hope this helps,
        John Bennett

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