Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: [firebird-support] Writing UTF16 to the database
Author Lester Caine
Adriano dos Santos Fernandes wrote:

> Dimitry Sibiryakov wrote:
>> No need to try to save cheap disk space. Using UCS-2 (if disregard
>>some dead and rare languages) allow us to avoid buffer allocation
>>problem. With utf-8 you never know how big translated string will be.
> Did you know all languages to say that they are dead and rare?
> Why UTF-16 was invented?

I think Dimitry was actually referring to UTF-32 and the reference to
dead languages refers to those languages not yet covered by UTF-32.
There are no entries for Egyptian hieroglyphics for instance ;)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services