Re: UCS-4, UCS-2, UTF-16, UTF-8

From: Dan Oscarsson (
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 08:09:40 EST

>At 02:58 18-02-2000 -0800, Markus Kuhn wrote:
>>Littleendian is technological nonsense
>Perhaps so. But it is a fact of life on the majority of computers in
>existence. It may not be an ISO standard but, for better or worse, it is
>the "industry standard". It seems silly to force the majority of computers
>to convert to big-endian in order to communicate with each other, and then
>convert it back.

Well, it might be an "industry standard" for the Intel world, but
for the network world (with the IETF standards) the normal order
is what is called the network order, and that is big-endian.


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