Question about Perl5 extended UTF-8 design

Doug Ewell doug at
Thu Nov 5 14:41:42 CST 2015

Richard Wordingham wrote:

> No-one's claiming it is for a Unicode Transformation Format (UTF).

Then they ought not to call it "UTF-8" or "extended" or "modified"
UTF-8, or anything of the sort, even if the bit-shifting algorithm is
based on UTF-8.

"UTF-8 encoding form" is defined as a mapping of Unicode scalar values
-- not arbitrary integers -- onto byte sequences. [D92]

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