On a related note, I'd be interested to know what people suggest for
selections encoded in UTF-8. After looking at a number of X11
applications, I've found that no two applications use the same
scheme, and most are significantly flawed. In conclusion, it is
currently impossible to reliably cut and paste Unicode text between
*different* applications under X11 (cutting and pasting between
instances of the same application should be fine, except probably on
mondays with a full moon).
For this reason, I've been thinking about designing and implementing a
potential standard. The idea would be to register a new atom name
UTF-8 used both as a selection target (requesting UTF-8 encoded text,
for Unicode 2.0 or larger, with any control characters that the
selection holder can provide), as well as a property type (containing
text as above).
Any thoughts? Any information about /de facto/ standards?
 If you're interested, I'd be glad to share my empirical data by
private e-mail (no slagging off of specific commercial software in
public -- only generic ranting).
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