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Re: Unicode programming

> One of the _other_ bugaboos with UTF-16 is that you need to keep
> track of the byte order and/or insert a BOM to deambiguate what kind
> of stream you're generating.

Strictly speaking, not really.  UTF-16 serializes a stream of Unicode
codepoints to a stream of 16-bit entities.  There is no byte order
issue there.

Byte order is relevant only if you insist on converting between that
stream of 16-bit entities and a stream of 8-bit entities.  (This can
happen in various ways, most likely by using a machine whose addressing
quantum is 8 bits and viewing the containing memory differently.)

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