RE: Encoding for Fun (was Line Separator)

From: Jill Ramonsky (
Date: Wed Oct 22 2003 - 09:49:17 CST

I can't argue with that ... but my strings were always in (32-bit wide)
Unicode at "sort-time". I'm not sure exactly how much value there is a
lexicographical sort anyway. I mean, even in Latin-1, surely '' should
not come after 'z'?

Of course, UTF-16 doesn't have the binary sort property either.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan []
> Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 4:32 PM
> To: Jill Ramonsky
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Encoding for Fun (was Line Separator)
> UTF-8 has this property too. This protocol lacks, however, the binary
> sorting property that UTF-8 has.

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