Re: FW: Characters suitable for delimiters

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Jul 30 1999 - 09:44:24 EDT

> I was running thru UnicodeData-Latest.txt, looking for characters
> suitable for use as delimiters. Noticed huge gaps between 4E00 and
> 9FA5, AC00 and D7A3, for example.
> 1. Would characters in these gaps work as delimiters? Or does the
> Unicode consortium have other plans for these unused ranges?

Unused codepoints are *reserved* and should not be used for any
> 2. Are there already designated delimiters in the Unicode standard?

The code FFFF will never be a character and may be freely used as
a delimiter or for any other application-specific purpose.

	John Cowan
Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! / Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau,
Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies.
			-- Coleridge / Politzer

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