From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 02 2003 - 11:28:02 EDT
Kent Karlsson <kentk at cs dot chalmers dot se> wrote:
>> Believe it or not, the IJ and ij digraphs *were* included for
>> compatibility with an 8-bit legacy character set (ISO 6937).
> 6937 is a multibyte encoding (one or two bytes per character).
> There are no combining characters at all in 6937, even though
> there is a common misunderstanding that there are, since the
> lead bytes are (almost) systematically assigned.
It's still an 8-bit character set. Characters are defined in terms of
8-bit code units; some use one, others use two. This is just like the
double-byte character sets used for CJK.
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