Clive D. W. Feather
clive at on-the-train.demon.co.uk
Wed Jul 2 09:17:19 UTC 2008
In message <486AD3BC.1040706 at nycap.rr.com>, Kevin Kenny
<kkenny2 at nycap.rr.com> writes
>Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
>>>  Yes, there are a few languages other than English whose script
>>>only needs 7-bit ASCII.
>> Of course, English is not one of them.
>It would be naïve to think otherwise. English has a handful
>of words that need récherché characters. ASCII presents an
>adequate façade, but my 2¢ worth is that English also benefits
Indeed, since I don't have an encyclopædiac knowledge of such usages,
merely a mental list of examples, I couldn't disagree with you.
>My only request is to give a bit of warning. Right now, I have
>the Tcl version of ZIC coded to expect the input files to be
>Latin-1. It's a one-line change to make them UTF-8, but it's
>important to know *when* to make it.
If I've read the updates correctly, all non-ASCII characters have been
removed. So this might be a good time to declare that UTF-8 is the rule
for the future.
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