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   UTF-8 vs UTF-16...? (Was: Feeling good about SML)

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  • From: Steinar Bang <sb@metis.no>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: 17 Nov 1999 09:30:02 +0100

>>>>> "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>:

> I was born in Korea so I appreciate your position.  However, your
> opposition of SML is based on the assumption that SML will only
> support UTF-8.  The list of SML features is preliminary and,
> personally, I do not mind seeing SML support both UTF-8 and UTF-16
> although not necessarily at the same time since the application
> might require either encoding but not both.

Er... AFAIK you can represent the exactly the same characters in UTF-8
and UTF-16, since both are transformation formats of the full 32 bit
Unicode.  Maybe I'm missing something here...?

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