From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jun 02 2006 - 03:54:44 CDT
Different encodings have different uses. As you do not say your use,
it is hard to guess.
UTF-8 suffices for text-to-text communications on a new platform,
such as UNIX, being an extension of ASCII, but UTF-32 might be better
for internal use in a program in favor of alignment and speed
properties. Other encodings, you may need to implement for legacy.
On 2 Jun 2006, at 09:23, Kornkreismuster@web.de wrote:
> We migrate our systems to Unicode right now.
> My impression is that we should implement only the UTF-8 and UTF-16
> encodings, because of the rarly use of UTF-32 and UTF-7.
> UTF-32 is for sure a waste of space. it only makes sense if you
> really have texts out of Hieroglyphs. Therefore it makes no sense
> for an Application with no historical or any other uncommon content.
> Is UTF-7 really still in use at all? Java for example has only the
> options UTF-8 and 16.
> And for UTF-7 I found several opinions that BASE64 and
> QuotePrintable is still to be used instead.
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