Well, why aren't we? Sounds like a good optimization to me!
> From unicode.org!unicode@alushta.NL.net Fri Oct 2 12:16 MET 1998 > Mime-Version: 1.0 > X-Uml-Sequence: 6062 (1998-10-02 08:51:11 GMT) > From: Michael Everson <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: Unicode List <email@example.com> > Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 01:51:04 -0700 (PDT) > Subject: Language tags (as if there weren't enough to do) > > The following is not my idea. But I like it. > > Why on earth are we using surrogates to access the Outer Planes for > language tags (reported to be not graphic characters in a rather > unbelievable trick of thinking) when we could simply code One More Time a > clone of ASCII in the BMP which could be used for meta-text of any kind? > > Thank you for your attention. > > ME > > >
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