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   RE: Mix encodings in a document?

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  • From: <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 11:10:19 -0400 (EDT)

Deke Smith writes:

 > 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
 > >it.
 > >
 > >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.

I'll let Gavin respond to the question, but I find it interesting that
this is somewhat (but not exactly) equivalent to the
phone/phoneme/graph/grapheme distinction in linguistics.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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