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   RE: Mix encodings in a document?

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  • From: Deke Smith <deke@tallent.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 98 09:15:23 -0500

Gavin Thomas Nicol, gtn@eps.inso.com said on 9/21/98 2:42 PM:

>The two required encodings are UTF-16 and UTF-8. You can use any other
>encoding you like, so long as the system you are working with supports
>Remember: byte != character code != character != glyph

It may be slightly off topic, but do you mind expanding on that last 
line? I would be interested.

IANA character encoding spec I found at 
ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets do not 
explicitly name UTF-16, but does name several flavors of Unicode(?):


Which is an alias for UTF-16?

Deke Smith
Tallent Communications Group, Brentwood TN
deke@tallent.com, 615-661-9878
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