UTF-8 vs UTF-16...? (Was: Feeling good about SML)

Eric Bohlman ebohlman at netcom.com
Wed Nov 17 18:05:47 GMT 1999

On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Tim Bray wrote:

> In terms of actual usability, there's effectively no difference between
> UTF-16 and UTF-8.  UTF-16 seems to be an easier sell in Japan for reasons
> that I've not fully understood.

Could that have something to do with the fact that Japanese characters
require two octets in UTF-16 and three in UTF-8?

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