Re: Plane 14 tags and SCSU

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 16:13:46 EDT

At 09:16 AM 7/2/00 -0800, Doug Ewell wrote:
>Writing a conformant SCSU decoder turns out to be a rather straight-
>forward job, not that much more work than writing a *good* UTF-8 decoder
>(with checking for illegal and irregular sequences).

Having written both, I'm not so sure that I agree (perhaps I wrote a 'bad'
UTF-8 decoder ;-). It's true that writng a decoder for SCSU is a lot more
straightforward than writing an encoder. In fact I've heard of very few
full-featured encoders.


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