>The point is that UTF-8 works pretty darn good with existing
>8-bit clean software and file systems, even if they are completely
>unaware of UTF-8 itself.
It works good, if you look at the fact that UTF-8 encoded text is
not destroyed by having the bytes in a normally 8-bit clean 8-bit
byte oriented world. It works badly in a 8-bit byte oriented world,
if you look at the fact that non UTF-8 tools displays the text in
an unreadable format (even though all letters represented by UTF-8 can
be displayed by the local character set) and that many UTF-8 tools cannot
read the local 8-bit byte encoded text.
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