Re: XML and ISO 10646 planes beyond the BMP

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Sun Aug 17 1997 - 11:18:14 EDT

Misha Wolf writes:

> - While the ISO 10646 coding space is theoretically 31 (not 32) bits
> wide, it is my understanding that ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 has decided
> not to encode characters beyond the 17 planes covered by Unicode.

As far as I know, this is not true. There has even been some proposals
in SC2/WG2 to encode data outside the 17 planes reachable by UTF-16.


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