Originally Posted by Ravenswd
Agreed. It's most unfortunate that UTF-8 wasn't invented until four years or so after Unicode started to be put together, and a more than a year after the first version of the unicode standard was published.
I suspect that if UTF-8 had been invented at the same time, we'd never have had the dread byte ordering problems of UTF-16 and UTF-32. (Nor, come to that, the dreadful surrogate pairs of UTF-16.)