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Re: utf-16le vs utf-16-le

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: utf-16le vs utf-16-le
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 23:15:35 +0200
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"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii writes:
>  > Don't forget that en/decoding is used on strings as well, not only on
>  > buffers.  Buffer-local variables won't cut it, I think.
> Strings don't have encoding signatures or newline variants; those
> octet sequences if present in a string are merely binary octet
> sequences.  They only have special semantics in external
> representations.  Where's the problem?

The whole point of en/decoding is to convert between internal and
external representation, no matter whether operating on a buffer or a


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