i find brendan's response sufficiently newsworthy to forward it here...
at least, lmbcs makes it possible to not lose data, even if the app cannot use it.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: MS Excel, lotus123 & Unicode
To: Markus Scherer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Markus Scherer <email@example.com> wrote:
> lmbcs can wrap utf-16 - or would 123 choke on that?
Actually, the group 0x14 characters which includes Unicode, can only be
realistically used when the application understands what the characters
are. In 1-2-3, they would display as blobs, but there would be no loss of
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