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Subject: Re: [boost] [strings][unicode] Proposals for Improved String Interoperability in a Unicode World
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-31 10:41:51

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Yakov Galka <ybungalobill_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Unicode algorithms work on code points (UCS-4) internally. Everything else
> can be encoded in some (narrow) execution character set capable of storing
> Unicode. Almost no-one implements Unicode algorithms, thus we can
> practically assume that one encoding is sufficient on each platform.

That's totally at odds with my experience. A client deals with many
database files ever day from many different sources. Most are encoded
in UTF-8, but some are encoded in UTF-16 or non-Unicode schemes.
That's life. Get over it:-)


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