[Haskell-cafe] Sugestion for a basic Utf8 type.

Bayley, Alistair Alistair.Bayley at invesco.com
Tue Dec 2 08:32:15 EST 2008

> From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org 
> [mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Mauricio
> I would like to sugest a new basic type in Haskell. What if we had
> something like this (with any other quoting character):
> «Je ne parle pas français. Meu nome é Maurício. ¿Hablas español?»
> This would  be of type  Utf8. I  think now it  is not a  bad idea,
> since Haskell source  code is supposed to be  utf-8.  The internal
> representation of  this datatype would be a  null terminated utf-8
> byte vector. ...

Stream fusion on Haskell Unicode strings - Tom Harper

I don't know what it's status is. The original implementation used UTF16 rather than UTF8.

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