On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 10:07:06AM -0400, Patrick Rourke wrote:
> UTF-8 is the
> native encoding form of Windows 2000 (and Windows NT, but it works better in
> Windows 2000) and the forthcoming Windows XP, and I believe in Mac OS X.
Just a small correction: The native encoding for Windows NT and Windows 2000
is UCS-2 and there is no much difference in the way bot OSes deal with
Unicode. AFAIK, there will be no major changes in Unicode support in Windows
XP. Microsoft software have very poor support for UTF encodings.
Inversely, Latest Unixes prefer UTF encodings instead of UCS due to system
constraints. There is already some decent support for UTF-8 in latest Unixes.