Re: Unicode & space in programming & l10n

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Thu Sep 21 2006 - 06:19:53 CDT

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    It could be so for the character compression, but the word
    compression might give significant improvements.

    Computer memory space is getting so abundant and cheap these days,
    lessening the need for compression. On the other hand, as they get
    more speedy, it makes compression on the fly more feasible.

    I think that UTF-8 should not be used for any compression property,
    though, but because of its compatibility with ASCII, making it easy
    to implement on OS'es like UNIX, plus that it avoids the big/little

       Hans Aberg

    On 20 Sep 2006, at 23:25, Mark Davis wrote:

    > I strongly suspect that all of that would give only minor
    > advantages over general-purpose algorithms like ZIP. But this is
    > all academic -- I don't see anyone taking the time and effort to
    > investigate it in the absence of a compelling need.
    > Mark

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