[JDEV] Jabber.org question

Jens Alfke jens at mac.com
Mon Sep 17 13:03:09 CDT 2001


On Monday, September 17, 2001, at 10:27 AM, temas wrote:

> The protocol uses UTF-8 but not UTF-16.

That's a valid point, but there are no semantic differences between the 
two: both encodings can express the full Unicode character set. UTF-8 is 
just more compact (at least for Roman text), backward-compatible with 
ASCII, and does not contain any embedded null bytes.

—Jens
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