From: Preethi Balaji (
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 20:02:41 EDT

resending the message........

-----Original Message-----
From: Preethi Balaji
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 2:14 PM
To: 'Kenneth Whistler'; Unicode List
Subject: RE: UTF-8N?

Sorry to intrude, I am a new member to the group and was curious to know few
terms being used here,

Is: Plan 9, getrune, putrune about the new UX/LX OS?

I am pleased to be a part of the list, since UNICODE is kind of a new
subject to me and it is being used a lot in AltaVista. Working as a new
employee, I am curious to know learn!

Preethi Balaji

AltaVista Smart is beautiful

-----Original Message-----
From: Kenneth Whistler []
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 1:52 PM
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: UTF-8N?

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
so that you can call getrune() and actually get a rune!


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