From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 18 2005 - 18:09:23 CST
On 2005/01/18 20:47, Jon Hanna at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> In <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html>, 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.
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