Re: UTF-9

From: Stefan Persson (
Date: Thu Oct 30 2003 - 18:12:59 CST

Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Are there still now platforms where storage bytes are not octets but nonets?
> i.e. 9-bit based platforms? If so this proposal makes sense, but as a local
> optimization for these platforms. Problems will code if you want to
> interchange this data with the large majority of hosts that can handle a 9th
> bit in their bytes.

Wouldn't these problems mostly be the same as when transferring 8-bit
data through old 7-bit systems? This would mean that the various ways
of solving the septet/octet problem could equally well be used to solve
the octet/nonet problem.


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