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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.

> as
> UTF8.

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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