Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on November 01, 2004 05:30 PM
unicode is bollocks. ucs32 is vastly better as it encodes everything in a single bitspace. utf 3.x was stuffed up with being backwar compat with utf8+utf16. utf8 is useless for anything but english. utf16 isnt much better.
anyone who has had to deal with unicode3.x/4.x spec will tell you how bad it is. utf32 still isnt capable of presenting some asian languages completely!
why represent a language if your not going to represent all of it?
mm ucs32, aka utf32 without all the garbage encoding rules, gives a nice uncomplicated 32bit space...