From: Marion Gunn (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 24 2008 - 07:53:26 CST
_ISO 10646_ is the character set, _Unicode_ its intended 'single
It is possible to have diversity within a single scheme, if properly
On 24 Jan 2008, at 10:20, Stephane Bortzmeyer:
> In http://www.icann.org/topics/idn/idn-glossary.htm, one can find:
>> Unicode is a commonly used single encoding scheme that provides a
>> unique number for each character across a wide variety of languages
>> and scripts. The Unicode standard contains tables that list the
>> "code points" (unique numbers) for each local character
>> identified. These tables continue to expand as more and more
>> characters are digitalized.
> Is it really a good idea to define Unicode as an *encoding scheme*?
> (Specially since there are several official encoding schemes of
> Unicode and many unofficial.)
> Using http://www.unicode.org/standard/WhatIsUnicode.html may be a
> better start. I suggest "Unicode is a commonly used character set
> To quote the glossary in the Standard:
> Character Encoding Scheme. A character encoding form plus byte
> serialization. There are
> seven character encoding schemes in Unicode: UTF-8, UTF-16,
> UTF-16BE, UTF-16LE,
> UTF-32, UTF-32BE, and UTF-32LE.
Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991)
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