A neat description of encoding characters

Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Mon Dec 2 20:38:55 CST 2019

On 12/2/19 7:01 AM, Costello, Roger L. via Unicode wrote:
> >From the book titled "Computer Power and Human Reason" by Joseph Weizenbaum, p.74-75

It's a reasonably good explanation of binary numbers and "encoding" in a 
more usual sense than we use it here in Unicode-land.  Actually makes 
for a basis to move on to discussing information theory.  But when 
Unicodites say "encoding", they mean stuff like UTF-8 vs UTF-16, which 
is kind of a different kettle of macaroons.


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