Asmus Freytag <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Yes. The Unicode Standard will deprecate the use of U+FFEF (Note: not
>> U+FFFE) as a zero-width non-breaking space (despite its formal name).
>> And U+FFEF should *only* be used as a byte order mark and/or
>> signature. (That is already ambiguous and trouble enough -- without
>> tossing in the orthogonal issue of the need for a non-breaking zero-
>> width space.)
> In my book, this is one of the most egregious recent mistakes by the
> UTC. Especially in light of the fact that the use of FEFF as ZWNBSP
> is supported today in widely distributed software - who's going to
> convert all the data, and what will happen when "programs will feel
> free to toss out U+FEFF" as someone recently suggested.
Is there really a large amount of support in present-day software for
the zero-width no-break space? I'm not really sure that many users or
developers are even aware that it exists, or what it is used for.
Then again, I could be way wrong....
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