On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 01:41:18 -0500, Nicholas Bodley
<nbodley@...> wrote:
> I need to re-study utf-8; I had thought that it was compatible with
> Latin-1.

It's upward-compatible as regards the characters it can encode, but
not as regards the byte representation. In that regard, utf-8 is
upward-compatible with ASCII, and hence with half of Latin-1, but not
with all of it, since the upper half of Latin-1 can be represented by
one byte in Latin-1 but requires two bytes in utf-8, though the "code
point" encoded in this manner is the same.

Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>