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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-02 02:12:41

David Abrahams wrote:

>> As an example, there are two environment with a single string type: Qt
>> and Java, and in both there's no issue of Unicode any more, AFAICT.
> Har!
> Java "unicode" is utf-16, I think. Unicode now has at least 32 bits
> per character, IIUC, so I don't think any simplistic interface choices
> can make a non-issue of Unicode.

Huh, the utf-16 is 16-bit *encoding* for 32-unicode, it's not 16-bit
unicode. There are so called surrogate pairs which allows to represent
32-bit values.

According to

this is not what Java did in 1.4, but with 1.5 release it really supports
32-bit encoding.

- Volodya


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