From: Lars Marius Garshol (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 28 2003 - 10:31:55 EDT
* 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: http://www.ontopia.net > GSM: +47 98 21 55 50 <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >
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