Re: Surrogate space in Unicode

From: Tom Lord (
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 03:05:58 EST

        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
been wondering.)

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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