Re: Comments on: "Character Set" Considered Harmful

Gavin Nicol (
Fri, 28 Apr 95 03:38:48 EDT

>>>Since Unicode is not really being used today in HTML, couldn't we
>>>stipulate that Unicode HTML use UTF8 encoding?
>>No. I for one, would like to use UCS-2.
>Why? Please elaborate on the advantages of UCS-2 and the
>disadvantages of UTF8.

Data size for Kanji etc. I personally do not believe that
any single encoding (or perhaps even coded characer set) will
prove optimal for all situations. While UTF-8 is useful for
many situations, we should allow other encodings to be
used as well. While I am a strong proponent of Unicode,
I have never said it should be the *only* thing we can
use. The same things applies here.