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Re: [h5md-user] units module

From: Konrad Hinsen
Subject: Re: [h5md-user] units module
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 09:44:50 +0200

Peter Colberg writes:

 > The UTF-8 encoding is not a big issue, I only want to make sure
 > that the possibility of using unicode symbols is not forgotten.

I am all for Unicode in human-readable text, but does it really
provide an advantage for a binary format like H5MD, which is always
handled by specialized code? Unicode handling is still a hassle in
many situations, so it needs to be justified by concrete advantages.

Konrad Hinsen
Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS Orléans
Synchrotron Soleil - Division Expériences
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