[Haskell-cafe] UTF-16 to UTF-8
johan.tibell at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 08:20:48 EST 2010
2010/1/28 Bulat Ziganshin <bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com>
> Hello Gunther,
> Thursday, January 28, 2010, 4:07:07 PM, you wrote:
> > thanks for the tip, but how do I use the library?
> > I can't really make out how to feed it UTF-16 and get String (UTF-8)
> Haskell String type isn't UTF-8 encoded. it's [Char] where Char is in
> UCS-4 aka UTF-32 :)
That's not quite correct. [Char] is a sequence of Unicode code points,
UTF-32 is one possible encoding of those code points. The difference is
similar to the one between an integer an e.g. its string representation.
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