Re: 8-bit text which is supposed to be UTF-8 but isn't

From: Addison Phillips [GSC] (
Date: Mon Jan 31 2000 - 10:44:39 EST

> Yes, UTF-16 was done right. Unfortunately UTF-8 was done wrongly. UTF-8
> should just like UTF-16 is compatible with code in the 16-bit space,
> been compatible with the first characters of 8 bits.
I don't see a way of doing this without resorting to trail-bytes which are
also doing service as characters. That's not the same thing at all and leads
to *more* problems, not fewer.


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