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Re: UTF-8 (was: Re: property names)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-12-22 03:55:35 CET

Ah!

hehe...

Cheers,
-g

On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 05:13:24PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > Properties will have properties? Should we call them meta-props? :-)
>
> No -- we don't do keyword substitution on properties, and our own
> svn-specific properties use a UTF encoding that we chose and can
> therefore assume without checking.
>
> Below, I was talking about file contents, not property names nor
> values.
>
> -K
>
> > On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 04:08:47PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> > > Anyway, this all relates to Subversion thusly:
> > >
> > > There will be a default assumed encoding (whether UTF-8 or UTF-16 we
> > > don't have to hash out now). But, a property can indicate that a
> > > different encoding is being used, if/when that can't be told by
> > > inspection. Thus, we will be able to do keyword substitution no
> > > matter what.
> > >
> > > -K
> > >
> > > "Bill Tutt" <billtut@microsoft.com> writes:
> > > > No it's not. UCS-4 has been limited to the # of bits encodeable by
> > > > UTF-16.
> > > > UTF-8 is arbitrarily expandable if you so wished.
> > > >
> > > > Bill
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Karl Fogel [mailto:kfogel@galois.collab.net]
> > > > Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 1:41 PM
> > > > To: Mo DeJong
> > > > Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> > > > Subject: Re: UTF-8 (was: Re: property names)
> > > >
> > > > Karl Fogel <kfogel@galois.collab.net> writes:
> > > > > In other words, there is no limit on the size of the Unicode character
> > > > > set, but every time they add characters past a certain boundary, the
> > > > > UTF encodings need to be updated so people know how to encode the new
> > > > > ranges.
> > > >
> > > > Actually, that last part is probably wrong. The UTF-* encodings were
> > > > planned from the beginning to handle numbers of arbitrary size.
> > > >
> > > > Think before post,
> > > > -K
> >
> > --
> > Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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