lua-users home
lua-l archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Javier Guerra Giraldez <> writes:
> UTF8 was specifically formulated so that a multi-octet character can't
> be mistaken for ASCII characters.  to ensure that, every octet has the
> eight bit set.

Yup, utf8 is a very clever encoding, and tends to "just work" unless the
app goes to some lengths to screw it up (which lua doesn't of course --
lua generally works fine with utf8 content).

[Some apps _do_ manage to screw it up though, e.g., MS Visual
Studio/VSC++ ...]


Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it
has to be us.  -- Jerry Garcia