Re: ISO 2022, ISO 10646, and Unicode

From: Werner LEMBERG (
Date: Sat Jan 18 1997 - 03:16:07 EST

On Fri, 17 Jan 1997 unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:

> So *if* you are using 2022, there is already a specified way to get into
> and out of the 16-bit version of 10646. When you are in a stretch of data
> specified as UCS-2, implementation level 3 (or 1 or 2, for that matter),
> then effectively you are using Unicode at that point. [The problem is not
> getting the standards to have the specification; rather, the problem is
> extending existing 2022 implementations so that they will handle embedded
> 10646 data correctly.]

This note really clarifies things for me (since I don't have the 10646
standard) and helps a lot. Thank you for pointing this out.

BTW, is this note about ISO 2022+Unicode in the new Unicode book? If not,
I suggest to add it.


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