[darcs-users] UTF-16 (was: Default binary masks)

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Wed Nov 26 13:33:16 UTC 2003


On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 02:06:53PM +0100, Gour wrote:
> David Roundy (droundy at abridgegame.org) wrote:
> > Well, I'm definitely learning from your discussion, so I'm not going to
> > shut you up... :) I'll definitely use this as a resource if I ever
> > implement more character support than I've now got.  But as I mentioned
> > before, that'll depend on someone really wanting to use darcs with UTF-16
> > data.  Its target audience is developers, and since source code tends to be
> > 7 bit ASCII, 7 bit ASCII is really what I care about.
> 
> Well, I can say that I'm planning to use darcs with XML documents (English,
> Croatian, Sanskrit diacritics, maybe Devanagari ..) written in utf-8 :-}

Fortunately UTF-8 should be no problem, except that replace may behave
interestingly, since it works on a byte-by-byte basis--so you shouldn't use
replace with multibyte characters.
-- 
David Roundy
http://www.abridgegame.org




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