Re: Perception that Unicode is 16-bit (was: Re: Surrogate space i

From: Antoine Leca (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 07:50:50 EST

Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> Doug Ewell wrote:
> > "A 16-bit character encoding standard [...]
> > By contrast, 8-bit ASCII [...]
> These two statements are regularly found together, but it is the second one
> that makes me despair.
> If nearly half a century was not enough time for people to learn that ASCII
> is a 7-bit encoding, how long will it take to fix the Unicode misconception?

How do you want the average people to ever "conceptualize" (to develop as a
concept, if it does not sound correct in English) a 20,08746284125-bit



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