Because of the widespread belief that Unicode stops at U+FFFF,
many fonts and applications that claim to support Unicode can
only handle basic characters, not supplementary characters.
Right. (Is it really a widespread belief? That's something I've
So using the plain english term "basic" to describe that subset
of Unicode is misleading.
I agree with you that the language in the standard needs updating.
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