[rfc-i] Data point [Re: Fwd:I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-03.txt]

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Oct 7 08:56:21 PDT 2008


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Julian Reschke wrote:
> Joe Touch wrote:
>> OK; that means that Wordpad doesn't generate UTF-8. That was the one
>> editor that appeared to support at least some of the cut/paste tests.
>>
>> If that doesn't work, then we don't have a viable UTF-8 editor
>> identified for Windows.
> 
> What's wrong with Notepad? (except for LF only?)

Except for...? Well, that's the problem, isn't it?

>>> Between the two CR/LF pairs I see something with code point 18; so your
>>> method of entry apparently didn't produce the desired result.
>>
>> Hmm. I did what the web pages for UTF-8 said:
>>
>> http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/000c/index.htm
>> (see "how to type in Windows")
>>
>> It appears that this is incorrect, but further points to the immaturity
>> of this format.
> 
> The inability to type a form feed character in some Windows application
> shows that UTF-8 is immature??? The same would apply to ASCII, unless
> I'm missing something.

I'm referring to a web page that has detailed instructions that are
incorrect. Sure, that's common on the Internet (the "zero-sum of all
knowledge"), but this is a fairly comprehensive site on this issue
otherwise...

Joe
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