Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

C. Scott Ananian (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:01:46 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 26 Feb 1998 (Alan Cox) wrote:

> > (We're using Unicode16 - if at all possible -
> > throught the EvStack system)
> Oops.. The rest of the kernel uses UTF8, which covers more symbols that
> Unicode16 and is generally more compact.

I don't think this is technically correct, is it? UTF8 is an *encoding*
for unicode; it covers the same symbols while retaining compatibility with
standard ASCII (special prefixes flag long characters). Or am I wrong, is
Unicode16 a subset of the unicode char set?

In any case, since they are merely different encodings of the char set, I
don't think it matters which KGI/GGI uses. In particular, it is probably
a Very Good Thing for all EvStack tokens to be the same length, a la
standard unicode, instead of the variable length tokens of UTF8.
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