----- Message d'origine -----
De : "Doug Ewell" <email@example.com>
À : "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Envoyé : 22 juillet, 2000 21:24
Objet : Re: Unicode FAQ addendum
> John G. Otto, alias "jgo" <email@example.com>, wrote:
> >> Addison wrote:
> >> 1. 1 byte != 1 character: deal with it.
> > Hmm, depends on how you define "byte".
> > I've seen them in 8-bit, 12-bit, 16-bit and 18-bit varieties.
> True, and there have also been 6-bit and 9-bit bytes. However, in an
> age when many people are ready to consign "relics" like floppy disks,
> dial-up Internet connections, and character-cell graphics to the legacy
> trash heap, I think it is safe to assume that the word "byte" refers to
> exactly 8 bits, and ignore all other possible values.
Or simply use octet which is unambiguous.
Definition 4.27 (ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000(E)) : « An ordered sequence of eight
bits considered as a unit. » The English version of ISO 10646 does not
define or use the word « byte »
Pigheaded French guys insisting upon new words in French to describe what
already exist in English sometimes can enrich other languages by
« ricochet » when a new word is needed ;-)
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