Subject: Re: Unicode support in kernel
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/15/1999 11:10:49
Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> (always assuming utf-8 is the universal charset we like it to be!)

Note that utf-8 is not a charset, it's an encoding. I don't
recall from top of my head how many bytes is maximum
representable in utf-8 encoding, but it's about 5 or 6, which
should be sufficient even for Shift_JIS or whatever. UTF-8
is just ASCII-safe representation of the multibyte code,
it's not necessarily bound with Unicode.

Jaromir Dolecek <>
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