Digging around in older email, I saw Doug Ewell say:
> "Daniel CAUNE" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Where can I find a white paper about UTF-8 codification ? Is there a
> > such document on the Unicode Organisation Web site ?
> You know, I've been meaning to mention that. There is no definition of
> UTF-8 anywhere on the Unicode Web site,
Defines the *term* UTF-8, although it doesn't define the bit mapping for
the encoding form.
And Doug is correct that we don't currently have a summary discussion
of how UTF-8 works. This is an oversight that ought to be addressed
on the website.
> except for incidental references
> in Technical Reports 16, 17, 18, and 22, and none in the Unicode 3.0
See Definition D36, page 47, Section 3.8 Transformations, in the Unicode
Standard, Version 3.0. Accompanying that definition is Table 3-1, which
shows the UTF-8 bit distribution in detail.
> except for a pointer to the sample implementation on the CD-ROM.
> If UTF-8-encoded Unicode is going to become the worldwide standard we
> want it to be, it should really be easier to find the UTF-8 algorithm
> on the Unicode Web site. Questions like Daniel's are going to come up
> again and again until it is.
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