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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!
AltaVista Smart is beautiful
From: Kenneth Whistler [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 1:52 PM
To: Unicode List
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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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