Re: UTF-8 support in the X Window System

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon Jun 21 1999 - 18:43:33 EDT


> - Any Unicode character in the range U+000000 to U+FFFFFF has now
> a keysym code assigned (at least for xterm) that is obtained by
> adding 0x01000000, such that you can associate any Unicode character
> with a key and not just the tiny subset for which keysyms exist.

Any chance of formally making that U-00000000 to U-0010FFFF
(instead of U-00FFFFFF), to officially align that recommendation
with the range of 10646 addressable by UTF-16 (= Unicode) and to
be addressable by UTF-32 (see Unicode Technical Report #19) and
agreed by WG2 as the range that all future 10646 character allocations
will be constrained to?


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