Unicode education in Schools

Peter Constable via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Fri Aug 25 00:14:42 CDT 2017

I thought Javascript had a UCS-2 understanding of Unicode strings. Has it managed to progress beyond that?


From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at unicode.org] On Behalf Of David Starner via Unicode
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:18 PM
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From: David Starner <prosfilaes at gmail.com<mailto: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<mailto:richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com>>

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017, 5:26 PM Richard Wordingham via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org<mailto:unicode at unicode.org>> wrote:
Just steer them away from UTF-16!  (And vigorously prohibit the very
concept of UCS-2).


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 wheel.
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