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Re: Chinese characters support


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Chinese characters support
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 18:27:28 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Lee Sau Dan <address@hidden> writes:

> If you  want to  test UTF-8  (Why not UTF-16?   People who  really use
> computers for  Far East languages (CJK)  would have to  waste 50% disk
> space if  they use UTF-8  to store their  text files.  UTF-16  is more
> space efficient.),  do suggest  including a UTF-8  test file.   (Add a
> line in  HELLO to  instruct anyone  how to open  the UTF-8  test file,
> favourably  with hot-key bindings.)   And why  stop there?   Also have
> UTF-16 and UTF-7  test files.  UTF-8 is simply  NOT the magic panacea.
> It  sucks  when  you have  a  file  full  of Chinese  characters,  for
> instance.  The 3-byte per Chinese character "feature" of UTF-8 sucks.

Why not include UTF-8 characters in the HELLO file?  I gather that
iso-2022 is general enough to also allow using UTF-8 as one of the
encodings it supports.

But I'm not an expert.
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