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- Subject: Re: Future plans for Lua and Unicode
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 21:24:34 +0900
Justin Cormack <email@example.com> writes:
> I can't imagine that anyone would want to support UTF-16 today,
> except conversions for use with other systems. It was only popular
> because it was fixed length, but now it isn't it has no benefits.
I suppose in most cases people want to use it for compatibility
reasons, e.g., for interaction with MS libraries (MS having dug itself
into a deep and odoriferous hole with their embrace of it).
> I would be happy to help work on a more comprehensive UTF-8 library; it
> would be good to draw up a scope for what people want.
Please see the previous threads on this subject.
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