Re: Hexadecimal never again

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Aug 21 2003 - 11:27:14 EDT

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    > And probably some remaining devices using 5-bit or 6-bit encodings...
    > Unicode does not specify encodings out of the UTF-* series.


    (just a Technical Note, may not count as a Unicode "specification")

    > I do think that there may also exist some EBCDIC-based transform for
    > Unicode similar to UTF-8, except that the UTF-8 bytes are remapped to
    > their basic EBCDIC codes (those that do not depend on locale variants,
    > and correspond to ASCII bytes and a few EBCDIC "C1" codes), using the
    > holes to remap the missing byte values needed to represent the full
    > range of UTF-8 encoding byte values 0x00 to 0xFB.


    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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