From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 01:25:33 CDT
Richard Wordingham <richard dot wordingham at ntlworld dot com> wrote:
>> On a large alphabet like Unicode, this conversion table will have a
>> very significant size,...
> That entirely depends on how one stores the table. One need only
> store the entries for the characters that occur in the text.
That is exactly the point I've been trying to make about the supposed
"large alphabet" effect. This e-mail contains no Cyrillic characters,
and a Unicode-based Huffman encoding of it would not need to allocate
space for Cyrillic characters, even though there are hundreds of
Cyrillic characters in Unicode.
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