Re: Subject: Re: 32'nd bit & UTF-8

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Tue Jan 18 2005 - 18:09:23 CST

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    On 2005/01/18 20:47, Jon Hanna at wrote:

    >> In <>, the use of BOM is
    >> discouraged for use on UNIX platforms. So if endianness may appear to
    >> becomes a problem, it might be better to use UTF-8
    >> externally, and then
    >> convert it to UTF-32/H/L internally in the program.
    > Discouraged or not, it's in the standard, you have to support it.

    If there is a converter from UTF-8/32 back and forth to UTF-16 available
    somewhere on the platform, it is supported. In a program like Flex, one
    might provide hardwired support, one can of course do that. But that does
    not seem to very important in the UNIX world.

      Hans Aberg

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