From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 22 2003 - 09:32:00 CST
Jill Ramonsky scripsit:
> The only invented encoding which got any real use was the following
> (currently nameless) one:
I believe the name "UTF-4" is currently unclaimed. :-) I like this idea.
> Another interesting feature: starting from a random point in a string,
> it is easy to scan backwards or forwards to find the start-byte or
> end-byte of a character. This is valuable, as it means that you don't
> have to parse a string from the beginning in order not to get lost.
UTF-8 has this property too. This protocol lacks, however, the binary
sorting property that UTF-8 has.
-- John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org www.ccil.org/~cowan www.reutershealth.com "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." --Isaac Newton
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