IGNORE: Re: encoding
- From: Harlan Messinger <hmessinger.removethis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 12:25:51 -0400
Harlan Messinger wrote:
Tony Johansson wrote:Hi!The purpose of the marker is to indicate whether the data is stored in "big-endian" or "little-endian" order--that is, whether multibyte encodings are arranged high-order byte first or low-order byte first. Therefore, the need for this marker only arose when multibyte encodings were introduced.
Here is some encodings standards
In the beginning of the file encoded with Unicode,UTF-8 and UTF-32 is code markers but file encoded
with ASCII and UTF-7 does not contains any code markers at all.
So why is that not code markers for these two.
I realized, as soon as I pressed Send, that there were some holes in my own understanding of this, especially when I realized you'd mentioned UTF-7 (which is variable-byte) so I just checked and found my explanation wasn't particularly helpful.