Fast UTF-8 to UTF-16 Conversion Patented
This thread on linux-utf8
is bitterly funny. Apparently a professor at SFU
has written a patent-pending fast UTF-8 to UTF-16 converter
He has even got philosophical
about a patent-based Open Source technology transfer model!!His motivations
are even more funny. Typical of academia of course. Just imagine a company paying patent royalties for their UTF-8 to UTF-16 transcoding code...
Labels: funny, linux-utf8, patents, utf8