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utf isnt all that its cracked up to be.

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...


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