RE: Nicest UTF

From: Arcane Jill (
Date: Thu Dec 02 2004 - 07:19:52 CST

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    Oh for a chip with 21-bit wide registers!

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    Behalf Of Antoine Leca
    Sent: 02 December 2004 12:12
    To: Unicode Mailing List
    Subject: Re: Nicest UTF

    There are other factors that might influence your choice.
    For example, the relative cost of using 16-bit entities: on a Pentium it is
    cheap, on more modern X86 processors the price is a bit higher, and on some
    RISC chips it is prohibitive (that is, short may become 32 bits; obviously,
    in such a case, UTF-16 is not really a good choice). On the other extreme,
    you have processors where byte are 16 bits; obviously again, then UTF-8 is
    not optimum there. ;-)

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