[rfc-i] Data point [Re: Fwd:I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-03.txt]
moore at cs.utk.edu
Tue Oct 7 10:05:34 PDT 2008
Julian Reschke wrote:
> The inability to type a form feed character in some Windows application
> shows that UTF-8 is immature???
face it, lots of apps that handle ASCII don't process form feeds
correctly. for example, I have yet to see a web browser that would
correctly print an ASCII text file containing form feeds, even when the
underlying OS does just fine with such documents. I suspect the
browsers tend to convert text files to HTML internally, and the form
feed gets lost in the translation.
horizontal tab (HT) has a similar problem.
ASCII is slowly dying. and I miss it already.
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