Re: Last Call: UTF-16

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Aug 16 1999 - 07:10:24 EDT

Ar 18:32 -0700 1999-08-15, scríobh John Jenkins:
>Michael Everson notes:
>> Look, I can't send anything but 8-bit code pages through the internet
>> because I use Mac OS 8.5 which has no Unicode support. (Note to Deborah, I
>> know that there's some stuff hidden in the TEI folder but until I can type
>> a thorn, an fi-ligature, a c-cedilla and a c-caron in the same file in
>> TeachText without switching fonts it means that there's no Unicode support
>> in the Mac OS.)
>Well, the current plan is for Mac OS 9 to have a TeachText equivalent which
>supports all of Unicode.

Gods bless you.

>While I don't disagree with your basic point, if you are *sending* say
>MacRoman text, the fact of the matter is that you can send it *as* Unicode,
>and your mail client could do the conversion for you. Similarly, browsers
>are getting better and better at handling stuff like UTF-8 that is brought
>in. So although things aren't nearly where we'd like them, they're getting

I can't do it right now, can I? Eudora and Netscape don't handle UTF-8 yet.

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