Re: Is there a UTF that allows ISO 8859-1?

From: Jonathan Rosenne (
Date: Sat Sep 05 1998 - 18:01:34 EDT

At 09:04 05/09/98 -0700, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>Gunther wrote:
>> My claim was that Unicode is designed to be ISO Latin-1 backwards
>> compatible and therefore there should be a Latin-1 backwards
>> compatible UTF. This argument has never been defeated by anyone who
>> resopnded.

I claim that UTFs are not needed and are a wasted effort. Just move on to
UCS-2 or UCS-4 and let you communications and data base software handle
compression - common compression techniques do a better job and aren't biased.


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