RE: My Querry

From: Mike Ayers (
Date: Tue Nov 23 2004 - 16:43:12 CST

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    > From: Philippe Verdy []
    > Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:04 PM

    > Mike Ayers wrote:
    > > 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.
    > Probably as bad as well: ASCII (more exactly the US version
    > of the ISO 646
    > standard) is a 7-bit charset, and says nothing about possible
    > upper bits...

            "Says nothing" == "permits". Is my IETF background showing? In any
    case, 8-bit ASCII is not a standard, but an easily grasped metastandard
    which describes a large number of character sets, as I described above.
    UTF-8 is one of those character sets.


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