Re: Encodings for SQL Databases

Date: Mon Aug 07 2000 - 17:38:41 EDT

On 08/07/2000 03:45:42 PM addison wrote:

>Actually, the way surrogates work is: one high surrogate followed by one
>low surrogate. The second value would never, ever, coincide with a valid
>character (in the same way that bytes in UTF-8 multibyte characters never
>collide with valid ASCII values).

A slight correction: The second value *should* never, ever be anything but
a low surrogate, but that doesn't mean it won't happen in data you're asked
to process.

- Peter

Peter Constable

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