Re: Perception that Unicode is 16-bit (was: Re: Surrogate space i

Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 13:51:17 EST

On 02/22/2001 12:11:49 PM "P. T. Rourke" wrote:

>What about saying that it's "an encoding standard which can currently be
>represented by 8 bit, 16 bit, and 32 bit encodings?" As I revise (and
>revise, and revise) my page, that's the answer I'm leaning toward.

Yes, that should work. I'd make some very minor changes in wording:

"Unicode is a character set encoding standard which currently provides for
its entire character repertoire to be represented using 8-bit, 16-bit or
32-bit encodings."

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
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