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Re: UTF-8 locales



On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 10:55:58PM -0300, Nicolás Lichtmaier wrote:
> > >  You are right... the i18n in Linux is not coming well, everybody seems to
> > > implement their own scheme...
> > >  Besides, GNU having choosen a sizeof(wchar_t)==4 doesn't help to encourage
> > > using libc's locale support... =/
> > 
> > If you are suggesting that sizeof(wchar_t) could be 2, then please
> > explain what you think mbtowc(&wc, "\360\220\200\200", 4) should do in
> > a UTF-8 locale, and why you think that would be easier for
> > programmers.
> 
>  No. I don't base my "suggestion" on ease for programmers. I'm talking about
> massive adoption of the same localization technology by everyone.

Which includes the Chinese and Japenese, who need the characters found
in the Supplementary Ideographic Planes, which means 4 byte characters.

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