RE: My Querry

From: Mike Ayers (
Date: Tue Nov 23 2004 - 15:10:03 CST

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    > From:
    > [] On Behalf Of Antoine Leca
    > Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:56 AM

    > What is wrong? That UTF-8 (born FSS-UTF) was designed to be
    > compatible with C language strings?'

            Yes. A character encoding can be compatible with ASCII or C
    language strings, but not both, as those two were not compatible to begin
    with. UTF-8 was designed to be compatible with ASCII, or, more accurately,
    "8 bit ASCII" (which is not a real standard but is better understood than
    most standards). Because of this, C string handling of UTF-8 is
    functionally and bug compatible with C string handling of ASCII, which is
    what was intended to be said.

    > > UTF-8 is fully compatible with ASCII,
    > I do not know what does mean "fully compatible" in such a
    > context.

            As above, my bad. I meant that it is fully coimpatible with "8 bit
    ASCII", 8 bit code in which the lower 128 code points are as defined in
    ASCII, and the upper 128 code points are treated opaquely.

            Hope that clarifies,


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