Re: switching ISO 2022 <-> Unicode

From: Doug Schiffer (
Date: Thu Jan 16 1997 - 22:57:38 EST

unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:
> ISO 2022 has a mechanism to change to other encoding schemes. It would be
> nice to have a certain control character in Unicode which do a similar thing.
> Comments?

You can encode every escape sequence by simply expanding it to 16 bits.
Thus, <esc> becomes 0x001B instead of 0x1B.

> The very reason for this is the fact that some CJK encodings (e.g. > > CNS)
> can't be covered with Unicode, but Western languages are most easily
> implemented in Unicode.

I'm willing to bet that every character in CNS and CCCII that's not in
Unicode will be encoded in Plane 2 of the 32 bit extension of Unicode.

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