Re: conversion of ascii to utf-8

From: Michael (michka) Kaplan (
Date: Mon Dec 11 2000 - 02:23:06 EST

Do you have a specific platform upon which you are working?

In truth, ASCII is a subset of UTF-8, and no conversion is needed to move
from ASCII. Since ASCII cannot support other languages, you cannot convert
the other way if you have any languages above those seven bits.


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----- Original Message -----
From: "sreekant" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2000 10:17 PM
Subject: conversion of ascii to utf-8

> hi,
> The 7-bit ASCII text on the web is the only common format
> that is truly supported in all countries.
> For unicode compatibility the utf-8 format is normally preferred. What
> approach is
> to be followed to convert the ascii representation of characters into
> the utf-8 format to enable the unicode compatibility?
> bye,
> Sreekanth Devarakonda

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