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Re: Encoding of etc/HELLO

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Encoding of etc/HELLO
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:53:58 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> UTF-8 cannot encode language-specific differences of a given
> character, that is something that is against the basic principle of
> Unicode: that each character has one and only one encoding.

But along the way they discovered that it's sometimes difficult to
decide whether two "things" should be consider as one and the same
character or not.  They ended up with a set of "rules" to make those
decisions, but it's not nearly as simple as "each character has one and
only one encoding".


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