Re: U+xxxx, U-xxxxxx, and the basics

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Mar 08 2000 - 11:01:48 EST wrote:

> 4 hex digits are associated with the traditional "U+" notation (e.g.
> "U+212B"). I understand that the "U-" notation requires 6 digits (e.g.
> "U-0021B"), as Mike suggested. I think that the "U" notation serves both
> uses.

Eight digits: U-0000021B. The idea is that it should be unambiguous
even if the next character is a digit. The 8 digits of course reflects
the 31-bit ISO 10646 standard, and aren't really necessary any more.


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