Re: UTF-8, C1 controls, and UNIX

From: P. T. Rourke (
Date: Thu Mar 01 2001 - 14:40:39 EST

I thought Plan 9 isn't really a UNIX?

> My point is that UTF-8 is not really up to the task it was designed for,
> i.e. transparent usability with hosts that are ignorant of it. In fact it
> was designed only for UNIX (Plan 9), which is why "/" is sacrosanct, and
> it contains no NULs (because of C).

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