Ämne:Re: [dcdev] UTF-8 Chat for NMDC Hubs
Till:Direct Connect developers
On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 11:33 +0200, Jernej Simončič wrote:
On Sunday, September 19, 2004, 3:55:10, Fredrik Tolf wrote:As an alternative, have you considered using SGML entities (hexadecimal encodings, that is, not the entire readable library)? Some other programs seem to already be using it for things like dollar signs and the like, so it may be a good idea to go on using it.Wouldn't that take too much space - at least 5 bytes per character?
Well, only for non-CP1252 characters. I can agree that UTF-8 would be better - I was just thinking that since some programs are already using SGML entities it would be quite nice not to create yet another way of chatting. It's not really a bad problem until everyone starts chatting in Japanese, and even then, it doesn't seem to me that chatting would be the greatest bandwidth consumer. In any case, though - I'd be pleased to see UTF-8 chatting, so please do go ahead with that, but please indicate UTF-8 chat messages in some way. Fredrik Tolf-- DC Developers mailinglist http://3jane.ashpool.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dcdev