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Re: Chinese characters support


From: Charles Muller
Subject: Re: Chinese characters support
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 19:54:41 +0900 (JST)

Lee Sau Dan wrote:

> And for XML in Chinese, utf-8  wastes lots of space.  To be practical,
> we often use big5 for XML files with Chinese.

That's fine, if all you are doing is Chinese. The documents in my project 
include terms from over 15 languages, including Tibetan, Nepalese, Sanskrit,
Pali, and several European languages. Unicode has codepoints for these
characters, while Big5 (and other Chinese codesets) do not.

Chuck

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