Re: A Great Idea (tm) about reimplementing NLS.

From: Måns Rullgård
Date: Fri Jun 17 2005 - 03:22:58 EST

Patrick McFarland <pmcfarland@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Thursday 16 June 2005 11:04 am, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>> Most people seem happy with 50 or so being a good limit even though many
>> systems support much longer.
> 50 characters or 50 bytes? Because in the case of UTF-8, if you do a lot of
> three byte characters (which require four bites to encode), 50 bytes is very
> short.

What do you mean by three-byte characters requiring four bytes to
encode? Is a three-byte character not a character encoded using three

As for 50 bytes being too short, many of the multibyte characters are
equivalent to several English characters, so fewer of them are
required. You have a point, though.

Måns Rullgård
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