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Re: [xml-dev] There is a serious amount of character encoding conversions occurring inside our computers and on the Web

Veering slightly off-topic....

On 2012 Dec 28, at 15:13, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:

> Well, I do remember that in the Computer Science Tripos at Cambridge around 1972 there was a open-ended question "Why is character coding so complicated?", and it hasn't become any simpler in the intervening 40 years.

That's a good course!

I sat part III of the Maths tripos and, arriving from outside the Cambridge system, it was open-ended questions like that, that scared the willies out of me.

All the best,


Norman Gray  :  http://nxg.me.uk
SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK

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