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

Tony Graham tgraham at mulberrytech.com
Thu Nov 18 03:38:32 GMT 1999

At 17 Nov 1999 09:29 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
 > What's really happening, near as I can tell, is that C programmers use
 > UTF-8 and Java programmers use UTF-16, regardless of where they're from.

And Perl and Tcl programmers use UTF-8, and Visual Basic, VBScript,
and JScript programmers use UTF-16.  (And Python programmers use a
future version of Python.)

 > Fortunately, this particular conversion is easy and requires no tables. -T.

I'm still not sure I'd want to do it in Visual Basic (but that's my
general reaction to Visual Basic anyway).


Tony Graham
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