[rfc-i] UTF-8 and Unicode examples

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon May 3 11:55:25 PDT 2004


Bob Braden wrote:

> The issue of extended character sets has been on the back-burner at the
> RFC Editor for the past several years.  Yes, it "would be nice".
> Unfortunately, it appears to us that this path is full of deep, deep
> pits of non-interoperability!  There are no widely-available tools for
> reading, searching, comparing, editing, or printing documents
> containing UTF-8 and friends, as far as we know. (We would be happy to
> be proven wrong.)

Does Notepad (Windows) count as "widely available"? I guess so. True, 
it's platform-specific, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't a open 
source counterpart on Unix (how about <http://kate.kde.org/> and 
<http://gedit.sourceforge.net/>?).

Best regards, Julian


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