From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 19 2005 - 18:48:54 CST
On 2005/01/19 23:57, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> UTF-16 is used inside Java, inside some databases, and inside some
> library APIs (e.g. Qt). I have *never* met a UTF-16-encoded standalone
> file, while UTF-8 is common and becomes more and more common today.
Whereas UTF-16 might have been used widely in some quarters up today, my
impression is that this is more of a legacy thing, and UTF-8 and UTF-32 will
eventually become the only modern formats in use. In the past, one
originally used 16-bits integral types because one thought Unicode would not
exceed 2^16 numbers. But when it is clear it does not suffice, there is no
point using it in new software, except for legacy. UTF-32 will be used for
speed, and UTF-8 for compatibility with ASCII and solving the endian issue.
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