2000.01.19 12:26 "Unicode build of libtiff?", by Dirk Haun

2000.01.20 07:25 "RE: Unicode build of libtiff?", by Leonard Rosenthol

The (still unreleased) TIFF 7.0 spec does provide a 2-byte Unicode data type, and Unicode versions of all of the Baseline text fields. Yet another reason that I wish Adobe would release the spec....

Figures ;).

I don't know enough about Unicode to comment on Leonard's suggestion about encoding into UTF-8. Would that break a non-Unicode-aware Baseline TIFF reader?

Nope! UTF-8 encoding is the same as ASCII for all values <=255, so all Roman/Latin based language information would look and act the same. For other languages (CJK, being the big example) a non-UTF-8 savvy reader would simply display strange looking values but would be able to handle it OK.


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