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Re: Unicode support for the MS Windows clipboard

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Unicode support for the MS Windows clipboard
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 20:35:55 +0100
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Benjamin Riefenstahl <address@hidden> writes:

>> Somebody suggested to automatically map all Unicode coding-systems
>> to the right one, utf-16le-dos.
> The uncertainty about the right Unicode coding-system to use seems to
> me to be a general problem with the naming of the Unicode
> coding-systems, not with w32select.c.

My point was that users shouldn't have to know the differences
between little-endian and big-endian and with/without signatures just
to use the Windows clipboard. No matter what we call those coding
systems, users will still need intimate knowledge of Unicode to know
what they mean.

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