Re: [Json] FW: Call for Consensus: Proposed Text for "8.1 Character Encoding"

John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> Mon, 27 March 2017 00:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] FW: Call for Consensus: Proposed Text for "8.1 Character Encoding"
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On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 8:30 PM, Manger, James <
James.H.Manger@team.telstra.com> wrote:

> > Recipients that wish to support Unicode encodings other than UTF-8
> > can do this using a detection mechanism
>
> Not quite. The detection only distinguishes UTF-8/16/32, not "encodings
> other than UTF-8".
>

It doesn't say "encodings other than UTF-8".  It says "Unicode encodings
other than UTF-8", viz. UTF-16, UTF-16BE, UTF-16LE, UTF-32, UTF-32LE, and
UTF-32BE.  If you wish to support any of these, you can use a detection
mechanism.

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