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Re: character strings versus byte strings tb@xxxxxx 23 Dec 2003 03:29 UTC

bear <> writes:

> Each character is a unicode codepoint plus a non-defective sequence of
> unicode combining codepoints.  The unicode documentation refers to these
> entities as "graphemes."

I should revise what I said; there may well be a case for Scheme
characters being graphemes instead of codepoints.  I lead toward
codepoints, but I recognize that graphemes are a good contender.

My post was intended to argue against UTF-8; but moving further up the
abstraction ladder than codepoints may well be right.