[Lvlug] UTF Embedding of Eight-Bit Chars
rjbs-lvlug at lists.manxome.org
Wed Jun 23 20:07:26 EDT 2004
* Chris Hever <fingolfin at thelinuxlink.net> [2004-06-23T19:49:34]
> This continues to confuse me. How is it that eight-bit characters can be
> embedded in Unicode?? For example, the attachment. There are fifteen
> letters represented in it; most are one byte, but a few are not. You can
> verify this by using wc -c.
They can't... but seven-bit characters can. Seven bit characters are
seven-bit characters. Higher level characters are multibyte.
That's what UTF-8 is. I'd explain in more detail, but... well, I'm
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