From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sun May 28 2006 - 19:13:10 CDT
> Richard was suggesting that SCSU would have been a more appropriate
> encoding for SMS than the GSM character set. It allows access to the
> full Unicode repertoire and encodes most Latin-based orthographies,
> including Romanian, much more efficiently than GSM.
Before anyone calls me out on this...
I guess I shouldn't have said "much more efficiently" since GSM does use
a 7-bit byte. You'd have to average one 2-byte character for every six
1-byte characters to break even, which generally isn't true for (e.g.)
Spanish or German. Still, for Romanian and any other text where
everything falls back to 2 bytes, SCSU would be a clear win.
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California, USA http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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