Re: Make Unicode bugs release critical?
On Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> However, I'm curious: is there a lot of software that is broken with
> Unicode, particularly with the UTF-8 encoding? I can't remember anything
> much in recent times.
1. Stuff that cannot do one of UTF-8, UTF-16 or UCS-4.
2. Anything that cannot deal with Supplementary planes.
This includes the use of UCS-2 instead of UTF-16, as it cannot represent
the Supplementary planes. python 3 when not compiled to use UCS-4 memory
hog mode is an example, I am told.
We likely want to restrain ourselves to declaring (1) to be release
critical for Wheezy.
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