Re: [OT?] QBCS

From: Lars Marius Garshol (
Date: Thu Aug 28 2003 - 10:31:55 EDT

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    * Marco Cimarosti
    | It seems that the IT world has a new acronym: "QBCS". I understand
    | that it stands for "quadra-byte character set", and I heard it used
    | to refer to GB 13030.
    | My question is: it just a fancy sinomym for GB 13030 or can it also
    | refer to Unicode or other encodings?

    This must be an oxymoron, in the sense that character sets don't
    really have a byte width, being completely abstract assignments of
    abstract characters to abstract numbers.

    So what it really means must be "quadra-byte character encoding", and
    both GB 18030 and UTF-32 should fit into that category.

    Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: >
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