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On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM, Coda Highland <> wrote:

> I think you missed what was being said. UTF-8 still uses an 8-bit code
> unit, which can be stored in an array of type "char". But not all
> architectures historically have had "char" be 8 bits long -- 7-bit
> chars and 9-bit chars historically weren't rare (9-bit chars make a
> lot of sense on a system with 36-bit words), and even on some modern
> architectures (TI's C54x DSPs for example) "char" is 16 bits long.

I didn't miss it; I'm just ignorant so read what I do understand into
what I read. Thanks for the education and sorry for the noise.