Re: Displaying Plane 1 characters

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Nov 12 1998 - 16:45:46 EST

Keld scripsit:

> You should not use \uxxxx nothation for surrogates,
> as surrogates are not charcters in neither Unicode nor 10646,
> and thus the short identifiers cannot be used.

In Java, the sequence '\uxxxx' where xxxx is precisely 4
hex digits represents a datum of the Java type "char",
a numeric value ranging from 0 to 65535. Java as such does not
understand surrogates, though Java applications may.
Therefore, "\ud800\ude08" is a Java String containing two chars.

Java chars = Unicode characters are not the same as
Unicode abstract characters = 10646 characters.

John Cowan
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