Re: Designing a multilingual web site

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Jul 16 2000 - 14:17:41 EDT

Michael \(michka\) Kaplan <> wrote:

>> In notepad under win2k I have the option to save as
>> Unicode, utf-8, Unicode big endian. What this stuff
>> mean?
> Well, they are all actually Unicode, just different encodings. What is
> called Unicode in that list is UCS-2, also known as UTF-16le... what
> Microsoft products usually are referring to when they say Unicode.

There is an important distinction between the two. UTF-16 supports
surrogates; UCS-2 does not. Does Notepad (and does Windows 2000 in
general) support surrogates?

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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