Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] UTF-8 and Compression
Author Arno Brinkman
Hi Jim,

> I've been thinking about compression and Olivier's stunning suggestion
> to switching the engine to all utf-8. If we were to beef up compression
> to handle multibyte sequences, it would simultaneously handle multibyte
> characters and improve ascii compression. A dumbed down version of LZW
> (patent expired in June, 2003) or some other adaptive compression scheme
> might be very interesting.

The "new" compression is done on the whole record right? Wouldn't this has as side-affect that a
record-fragment becomes much bigger (compared to now) if i change only 1 field-value from a record?
May be is the side-affect low compared to the "new" compression. Once i played a little with
compression on records, but i stopped, because it was to much bounded at different places.

Arno Brinkman

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