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Subject: Re: [boost] [rfc] Unicode GSoC project
From: Graham (Graham_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-14 15:09:25

> 1. The vast majority of characters (by frequency of use) are
> on the BMP.
> 2. For seamless integration with the majority of existing
> software with good Unicode support.
>I don't find either of those claims very convincing. I hope that your
>library will not try to make UTF-16 some sort of default encoding, or
>otherwise give it special treatment.


I think each application needs to be assessed on its own merits.

For example:

For data storage on mainly ASCII text I use UTF-8.
For text manipulation I often use UTF-16.
For a Unicode text editor I use UTF-32.

There is not a one size fits all.



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