RE: Oracle and Surrogate Pairs

From: Mikko Lahti (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 20:42:17 EDT

What is the recommendation what comes dealing surrogate pairs and supporting
CJK Unified Ideographs, Extension B (especially HKSCS) which will be in next
version of the Unicode standard?
-----Original Message-----
From: Jianping Yang []
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 5:08 PM
To: Mikko Lahti
Cc: Unicode List
Subject: Re: Oracle and Surrogate Pairs
As there is no character defined in surrogate range in Unicode 3.0, the
maximum width for Oracle UTF8 character set is 3 bytes. Here I recommend you
to use 3 times for the number of characters you intend to store in a
Mikko Lahti wrote:
What is the correct way of supporting surrogate pairs in Oracle 8? Anything
wrong with approach of making fields 3 times longer from ASCII or should
fields be 4 times ASCII as per UTF-8 spec?
Globalization Specialist
Onyx Software

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