Re: 32'nd bit & UTF-8

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Wed Jan 19 2005 - 18:48:54 CST

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    On 2005/01/20 00:31, Christopher Fynn at wrote:

    > Hans Aberg wrote:

    >> My guess is that all that fits into a computer will be binary numbers and
    >> transformations thereof. If you know of a counter example, please let me
    >> know. But the point of computers seems also to be that humans can associate
    >> these binary numbers with various human understandable structures. I believe
    >> the point of Unicode is that one associates characters with the Unicode
    >> numbers. So a CPBTF-8 would be transformation where the code points are not
    >> thought to be associated with the Unicode characters, whereas I believe the
    >> point with Unicode is that one does associate Unicode numbers with
    >> characters.

    > If that's so, discussion of this CPBTF-8 is out of scope on this list.

    The proper procedure woould probably be that some other organization
    develops such a format, say an updatde RFC, and Unicode choses UTF-8 as a
    specialization of that format.

      Hans Aberg

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