[odf-discuss] Re: ODF and UTF-8/16/32-HEX/DEC/DECHTML
damon at corigo.com
Wed Feb 21 23:17:53 EST 2007
On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 01:20:05 +0700, Thomas Zander <zander at kde.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 February 2007 19:07, J David Eisenberg wrote:
>> Daniel: I've been following this conversation (though not very deeply),
>> and I think what he means is that everything should be done in numeric
>> codes: < or < for the less than symbol, > or > for
>> greater than symbol, and *never* use any alphabetic entity
Yes, that's what I mean. I'm composing a more thorough response to detail
some of our difficulties, and why this is really an issue...
> Most probably, yes.
> Utf-8 and utf-16 have one big difference. Utf-16 does not allow more
> than 16
> bits for storing a character, while utf8 does. So if you are used to
> you will likely conclude that you can store only ascii in utf-8. Which is
> false, since it can actually store more than utf-16 :)
> So, if you can only store 8 bits per char, then indeed you need to store
> values as ༀ
> Which luckely we really don't have to care about.
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