Clipboard/Selection Target Types
hp at redhat.com
Sun Jan 4 21:38:19 EET 2004
On Fri, 2004-01-02 at 12:12, Keith Packard wrote:
> Is there anyone who can come up with a compelling reason to permit
> non-UTF-8 encodings for this target? I really can't see a reason to
> permit anything else, and have a personal agenda to wipe out alternate
> Unicode encodings (UTF-16 included). UTF-8 is both necessary and
> sufficient for this job.
Windows is UTF-16 so some cross platform apps seem to be written with
UTF-16 instead of UTF-8 at core. Of course the conversion is trivial.
There is certainly some appeal to simply making all UNIX protocols use
UTF-8 so only the sender not the receiver potentially needs to convert.
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