Mix encodings in a document?

david at megginson.com david at megginson.com
Tue Sep 22 18:07:28 BST 1998

Deke Smith writes:

 > Gavin Thomas Nicol, gtn at eps.inso.com said on 9/21/98 2:42 PM:
 > >The two required encodings are UTF-16 and UTF-8. You can use any other
 > >encoding you like, so long as the system you are working with supports
 > >it.
 > >
 > >Remember: byte != character code != character != glyph
 > It may be slightly off topic, but do you mind expanding on that last 
 > line? I would be interested.

I'll let Gavin respond to the question, but I find it interesting that
this is somewhat (but not exactly) equivalent to the
phone/phoneme/graph/grapheme distinction in linguistics.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at megginson.com

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at ic.ac.uk)

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list