Re: UTF-8N?

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 16:58:56 EDT

John Cowan wrote:

> I think the implication is that the OS provides an interface to read
> characters out of a text file, in which case BOM-eating

BOMophagy, aka FEFFagy ;-)

> (and masking the
> difference between various text encodings) is very sensible. Historic
> OSes have not had such an interface, but Plan 9 does: getrune, putrune,
> etc.

And how very sensible this is, now that Unicode has encoded runes (U+16A0 ff.),
so that you can call getrune() and actually get a rune!


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