Re: What does it mean to "not be a valid string in Unicode"?

From: Mark Davis ☕ <>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:59:14 -0800

Because all well-formed sequences (and subsequences) are interpreted
according to the corresponding UTF. That is quite different from random
byte stream with no declared semantics, or a byte stream with a different
declared semantic.

Thus if you are given a Unicode 8-bit string <61, 62, 80, 63>, you know
that the interpretation is <a, b, <fragment>, c>, and *not* the EBCDIC US
interpretation as </, Â, Ø, Ä> = U+002F U+00C2 U+00C4 U+00D8.

Mark <>
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On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Philippe Verdy <> wrote:

> Well then I don't know why you need a definition of an "Unicode 16-bit
> string". For me it just means exactly the same as "16-bit string", and
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