Re: UTF-8, ISO C Am.1, and POSIX

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Wed Aug 13 1997 - 12:11:41 EDT writes:

> Standards are asked to support different behavior and philosophies.
> You want something that makes Unicode pre-eminent. This being the
> Unicode mailing list, there probably are lots of others who agree.
> But there are others out there who need/want to support other
> encodings, and a code set independent design like POSIX meets
> their needs.

I agree in principle with the Unicode people that character
attributes are fixed. However, as Sandra writes, some people in
the world disagree.

The beauty of POSIX locales is that it can cater for both camps,
you can do it differently from time to time, but you
can also build a locale that fully adheres to Unicode specs.


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