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Re: default character encoding for everything in debian

On Mo, 10 Aug 2009, Roger Leigh wrote:
> Of course there's a penalty for certain operations.  But UTF-8 is about
> as compact as an extended encoding is going to get.

Rubbish. You know why in Japan and other Asian countries UTF8 is not
so common? Because many of their glyphs need 4 (four!) bytes, while
for example jis-2022 (AFAIR) is much more compact.

We are not living in an ASCII world anymore.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining@debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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