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- Subject: RE: newbie - Lua and unicode
- From: Phil Teschner <philt@...>
- Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 15:04:56 -0700
Are you refering to not seeing the entire list I posted? I followed the Unicode Technical Note #12 link at the bottom of the wikipedia article which lists the other usages.
If you are refering to David's statement that they _can_ use UTF-16 but prefer to use something else then I can't help you there since, as I stated, I mainly use windows based OSs and only occasionally dabble with OSX so I take his statement at face value.
I tend to agree that UTF-8 has some significant advantages, not the least of which is size, but as you point out on Windows you will have to convert to either ASCII or UTF-16 at some point (which is why I included the link to the conversion APIs).
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Philippe Lhoste
Sent: Fri 9/15/2006 02:16
Subject: Re: newbie - Lua and unicode
David Given a écrit :
> Phil Teschner wrote:
>> It is not just Windows that uses UTF-16. If you look at the wikipedia reference for UTF-16 it lists some common OS and applications:
> Actually, most of the items you list *can* use UTF-16, but *prefer* to
> use UTF-8. Windows and Java are the exceptions that I know about, and
> it's causing them endless grief [...]
Phil, I don't see all this.
Major operating system usage
UTF-16 is the native internal representation of text in the Microsoft
Windows NT/Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows CE, Qualcomm BREW, and
Symbian operating systems; the Java and .NET bytecode environments; Mac
OS X's Cocoa and Core Foundation frameworks; and the Qt cross-platform
graphical widget toolkit.
I agree with David, but Windows (and Java) programmers have to live with
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