[PD-dev] float handling in [binfile] for UTF-8 handling
matju at artengine.ca
Tue Jan 31 17:42:15 CET 2012
Le 2012-01-31 à 16:18:00, IOhannes m zmoelnig a écrit :
> and btw, isn't utf-8 agnostic of byte-endianness? at least  suggests
UTF-8, despite the existence of something named BOM (Byte Order Mark),
only has a single version.
The BOM was invented to distinguish endianness of the two UTF-16
encodings : the fully big-endian one, and the «little-endian» one (which
is actually a middle-endian because beyond byte-order of 16-bit chunks,
UTF is always big-endian).
However, encoding the BOM as the first character of a document or string
also allows to unambiguously distinguish UTF-8, both kinds of UTF-32,
UTF-7, UTF-1, and the four weirder variations of UTF. So it's useful well
beyond the original idea (name) of BOM.
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