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Re: wide characters and i18n

 On 7/16/2010 6:43 PM, der Mouse wrote:
Certainly. But much of that large part of the world uses
non-alphabetic writing systems and your "wastes half the bandwidth"
does not really apply.
Although for the part of the world that uses non-alphabetic writing systems, it still "wastes" a third of your bandwidth (Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters take 3 octets in UTF-8, whereas they take 2 in the various pre-Unicode encodings).

And then there are the unfortunate group of people where their single-octet characters turn into three-octet characters (e.g., Thai and the various Indian scripts, such as Devanagari).

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