Re: Wide Characters in Windows and UTF16

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Thu Aug 12 2004 - 18:08:26 CDT

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    Rick Cameron wrote:
    > When a UTF-16 string is treated as an array of bytes, it's supremely
    > important to know the byte order.

    Well, but normally you only do look at it as an array of bytes when you are trying to byte-serialize
    or -unserialize, which gets into the encoding _schemes_.

    Otherwise, looking at in-process UTF-16 as bytes is no different than looking at any other 16-bit
    data as bytes: Of course you will see the bytes in the CPU's byte order. Unlike the encoding form
    vs. scheme issue, this is nothing Unicode-specific though.


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