From: Rick McGowan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 14 2003 - 19:15:54 EDT
Yael Aharon wrote:
> Does anyone know if all character encodings that conform to the Unicode
> spec reserve 0x00 - 0x7F to us-ascii characters?
> If there a spec that require this behavior, which spec is it? Or can anyone
> give me an example of a conformant character encoding that does not reserve
> these bytes to us-ascii?
The only character encoding that conforms to the Unicode spec is Unicode
itself. There are no others. Unicode *is* Unicode; nothing else is.
Many different character encodings can be mapped to Unicode by means of
translation or mapping tables. Not all of them necessarily reserve bytes
00-7F for anything in particular. Most EBCDIC codepages are a goto example
-- none of the EBCDIC codepages are equivalent to US-ASCII in the range
The question is just odd. I think there must be a particular problem
you're trying to solve... What is the problem?
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