From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 25 2004 - 16:53:28 EST
From: "D. Starner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Hello. I didn't find a good editor to work with some UTF16LE text file
> > (starts with FFFE) on *nix.
> > The only edior I know deals with UTF16LE in the *nix world is mozilla
> > composer. I didn't test emacs: I'm not used to it.
> > Any hint? Thank you.
> yudit will work. The bigger question is why are you editing UTF-16LE on
> *nix? Recode (using recode or iconv) it to UTF-8 on the way in, and
> recode it to UTF-16LE on the way out, and use whatever Unicode editor
> you want.
What if the edited file is stored in a filesystem or store that is shared
and accessed by other applications (may be running on other OS'es) that are
assuming the UTF-16LE encoding? UTF-16LE has the same usage cases as
UTF-16BE. The question is just whever UTF-16 (with a leading BOM) is an
option, and if UTF-8 is a good enough storage format for non Latin-based
languages, and if BOCU-1 or SCSU is an option for interoperability with
existing apps which use these files.
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