Re: [dev] Different versions of suckless libutf

From: Kamil Cholewiński <>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:12:55 +0200

On Wed, 01 Jun 2016, Ben Woolley <> wrote:
> I see two things to do:
> 1. There could be a new name for the transformation that stands apart
> from UTF-8, which has now been changed from that original meaning.
> [...]
> Maybe call the transform CTF-8, where C is character. Then UTF-8 is
> just a wrapper around CTF-8. Then a comment explaining what CTF stands
> for and what it does should be sufficient.
> Then there can be libctf and libutf living in cognitive harmony.
> Instead of CTF, it could be called ur-UTF in liburutf. Then it would
> literally be urtext, which would be mildly amusing at least to me.

Oy, this will cause infinite neverending confusion and multiply the
mess, let alone it just plain won't take off. Most laydevs I know
already can't tell the difference between UTF8 and Unicode.

Looks like we're creating problems out of thin air here.

Find the 95% use case and cater to it.

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