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Re: Editing exportet registry files

From: Kaloian Doganov
Subject: Re: Editing exportet registry files
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2005 10:43:00 +0300

> For UTF-16 with signature, I agree, but UTF-8 could sometimes match a
> Latin-1 file.

I would like to stress that. Latin-1 (ISO-8859-1) is a superset of
US-ASCII. The first 128 characters are basically US-ASCII. On the other
hand, although UTF-8 is a variable length encoding, it is designed to
match US-ASCII in it's first 128 characters (Unicode range U+0000 to
U+007F). These characters are encoded as single bytes in UTF-8.

So, every single US-ASCII file out there is a valid UTF-8 file. This is
one of the features of UTF-8.

And for historical reasons, every US-ASCII file is a valid Latin-1 file.

Калоян Доганов,
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