Re: Conformance

From: Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk (
Date: Fri Jan 21 2005 - 19:17:14 CST

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    "Arcane Jill" <> writes:

    > D41: UTF-16LE encoding scheme: The Unicode encoding scheme that serializes a
    > UTF-16
    > code unit sequence as a byte sequence in little-endian format.
    > * In UTF-16LE, the UTF-16 code unit sequence <004D 0430 4E8C D800 DF02> is
    > serialized as <4D 00 30 04 8C 4E 00 D8 02 DF>.
    > * In UTF-16LE, an initial byte sequence <FF FE> is interpreted as U+FEFF ZERO

    (Below I talk about encoding schemes.)

    In UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE there is no BOM, while in UTF-16 an optional
    initial FEFF is a BOM.

    Why there is only one kind of UTF-8 then? It would be fair if it had
    variants like UTF-16 and UTF-32: a variant which doesn't include
    special BOM handling, analogous to UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE (obviously
    only one flavor is needed, because byte order issues don't apply)
    and a variant which does, analogous to UTF-16.

       __("<         Marcin Kowalczyk

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