Re: A basic question on encoding Latin characters

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Wed Sep 29 1999 - 12:56:24 EDT

Paul Keinanen wrote:

> The only solution I can think to the original problem with prompts is
> to a add a dummy character (such as U+0000 or U+FEFF) that can not be
> followed by combining marks at the end of the prompt string.

No need to add a dummy character, just pick some control character or even
some odd-ball punctuation; in the particular protocol, specify that (unless
escaped) it cannot be a charaacter of the data stream, and use it.


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