[Haskell-cafe] Re: Strings and utf-8
briqueabraque at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 30 07:46:55 EST 2007
>> Language of messages is quite different
>> from language of a file you read. (...)
> Yes, it's a fundamental limitation of the
> unix locale system and multi-user
> systems. However it's no less wrong than
> just picking UTF8 all the time. (...)
Am I wrong to think that UTF8 should be THE
standard? I believe it can encode anything
encoded by other encodings.
Can't we consider non-utf8 text as "legacy"?
I don't like that word, but I do think it is
the right way to go for text. If you know
your text has a diferent encoding, just use
'iconv' to convert it, or a special Haskell
library for conversion.
That will make life difficult for a few, but
make life a lot easier for programers and
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