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Re: saveplace: don't ask for coding system

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: saveplace: don't ask for coding system
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 06:02:45 +0900

Juanma Barranquero writes:
 > On Dec 3, 2007 11:59 AM, Karl Fogel <address@hidden> wrote:
 > > It would be more helpful if, instead of saying what encoding *not* to
 > > use, you (or someone) would say what encoding *to* use, and why :-).
 > Yes.

Use UTF-8 in NFD form.  A protocol for handling the gaiji problem
(characters not encoded by whatever system your application uses) will
have to be developed anyway, and you can use that to handle all the
problems Eli brings up that have to do with "what Mule code can do
that Unicode can't".  There are other problems of ambiguity in Unicode
itself (see Unicode TR#31), but since Mule code can (at least
theoretically) represent all Unicode code points, Mule code has them

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