Windows 2000 does support surrogates as defined in Unicode 2.0 e.g. it
recognizes them when
converting to/from UTF-8 & OpenType recognizes new cmap types for
The remaining steps e.g. fonts that display Ext B and sorting methods
that integrate surrogate
pairs in culturally correct ways, depend on the final assignments of the
new ranges. That isn't
in Unicode 2.0 (or 3.0).
From: Markus Scherer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 12 October, 2000 56"11
To: Unicode List
Subject: Re: lag time in Unicode implementations in OS, etc?
sorry for responding to an old thread - comment below.
Chris Pratley wrote on 2000-oct-03:
> Surrogate support was not turned on by default in Win2000 because the
> Windows team was waiting for the standard to be finalized. It was also
> late, so to reduce the potential impact they had it off - a safe bet
> the standard was still 1+ years from completion.
which standard? unicode 2.0 introduced surrogates in 1996. iso 10646-1
got amended with utf-16 in 1996, too.
there was nothing new in the technical issues of how to deal with utf-16
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