Re: Unicode plain text

From: Tony Harminc (
Date: Thu May 22 1997 - 16:37:34 EDT

How do record oriented file systems fit into this discussion ?

(Remember those file systems that ruled the world before the UNIX
idea of the byte stream came along...)

I imagine the short answer is "they don't", and the longer one is
something about record oriented files being fine, as long as the
semantics of the defined control characters are honoured.

What I'm getting at, though, is whether there is anything in the
definition of Unicode plain text that disallows such files. Is there
a mapping between the out-of-band record markers and Unicode
separators ? It seems trivially obvious to map to/from <NL>. Or is
this something that no one thinks should even be addressed ?

Tony Harminc

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