Fwd: Unicode education in Schools

David Starner via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Thu Aug 24 19:17:32 CDT 2017

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From: David Starner <prosfilaes at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017, 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: Unicode education in Schools
To: Richard Wordingham <richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com>

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017, 5:26 PM Richard Wordingham via Unicode <
unicode at unicode.org> wrote:

> Just steer them away from UTF-16!  (And vigorously prohibit the very
> concept of UCS-2).
> Richard.

Steer them away from reinventing the wheel. If they use Java, use Java
strings. If they're using GTK, use strings compatible with GTK. If they're
writing JavaScript, use JavaScript strings. There's basically no system
without Unicode strings or that they would be better off rewriting the

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