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Re: [HACKERS] UTF8 or Unicode

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Markus Bertheau ?" <twanger(at)bluetwanger(dot)de>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>, tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us,dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk, oliver(at)opencloud(dot)com, zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz,PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] UTF8 or Unicode
Date: 2005-03-02 13:31:11
Message-ID: 200503021331.j22DVBS14450@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Markus Bertheau ? wrote:
> ? ???, 26/02/2005 ? 15:50 -0500, Bruce Momjian ?????:
> 
> > Other than that the other conversion files were already named fine, e.g.
> > ascii_to_utf_8 (no UNICODE), however it is utf_8 and not utf8.  I am
> > unsure how to handle these.
> 
> General remark about the spelling of this encoding:
> 
> The correct encoding name is "UTF-8".
> 
> "The official name and spelling of this encoding is UTF-8, where UTF
> stands for UCS Transformation Format. Please do not write UTF-8 in any
> documentation text in other ways (such as utf8 or UTF_8), unless of
> course you refer to a variable name and not the encoding itself."
> 
> from
> 
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html#utf-8

True, but Peter says the ANSI standard calls it UTF8 so that's what I
used.

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