Re: Names of planes, and request for sneak preview

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 23:54:36 EDT

John Cowan <> wrote:

>> Everybody and his cat should know that BMP stands for Basic Multilingual
>> Plane, and the Roadmap pages also show that SMP is short for Secondary
>> Multilingual Plane. What are SIP and GPP?
> Supplementary Ideographic Plane, General Purpose Plane. Note that these
> are 10646 names, not Unicode names.

Interesting... I hadn't looked at it that way. I know that the entire
group/plane/row/cell breakdown is a 10646 thing. Is there a Unicode-
specific term for the range from U+0000 to U+FFFD, the code points that
can be represented without surrogates?

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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