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Re: Surrogates and character representation



Per Bothner scripsit:

> (2) a fixed number of bytes in a file - if so immediately fire anybody 
> who writes any new applications doing this!  (And "legacy" applications
> will not support Unicode.)

I meant this case.  New applications frequently have to process old data,
and may not wish to treat the file content as a pure octet vector when
it is in fact meant to be interpreted as characters.

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