From: loufoque (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-06 12:54:57
Reece Dunn wrote :
> What I am interested in is *efficient* codepage -> codepage conversion.
> I may want to read a file in that is stored as 8-bit ASCII
8-bit ASCII doesn't exist.
ASCII is defined on 7 bits.
ASCII is valid UTF-8.
> What you need is an encoding -> UTF32 converter and a UTF32 ->
> encoding converter.
Honestly, I don't see what's so good about UTF-32.
Yes it has fixed size, but it wastes memory ; usually a bidirectional
iterator is everything that you need to manipulate your string, so utf-8
seems like a more interesting base.
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