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    SubjectRe: unicode (char as abstract data type)
    "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@MIT.EDU> writes:

    > Those who prefer charset labeling (such as Alex Belits) are worried
    > about encoding efficiency (especially Alex who doesn't like the fact
    > that Russian didn't get some of the 1 byte UTF-8 assignments.) This is
    > certainly a consideration.

    Only until you were willing to spend some time looking for
    alternatives. Russian and many other languages which use alphabets
    can be encoded very efficiently using the (formerly so called) Reuters
    compression scheme. See Unicode TR #6.

    -- Uli
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    Ulrich Drepper \ ,-------------------' \ Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA
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