RE: latin1 decoder implementation

From: Whistler, Ken <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:04:46 +0000



Latin1 explicitly gives no semantics to several byte values (for example 0x81), but acknowleges that other standards will define their semantics.
Unicode provides code-points with equally-undefined semantics so that these bytes can pass through without change.
This allows a byte-level system using control codes in those ranges to interact with a unicode-aware system, without loss of information.

Does that summarize well?
Received on Fri Nov 16 2012 - 17:05:44 CST

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