Re: Unicode complaints

Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 00:18:45 EST

In a message dated 2001-03-15 11:57:11 Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> A broad summary of the CJK issues that I gathered:
> --Limited number of code points

If anyone is complaining that the number of code points in Unicode is too
limited (whether for CJK reasons or otherwise) it is because of that silly
myth that keeps going around that Unicode is a 16-bit character encoding that
has room for 2^16 characters.

As I mentioned not long ago, even the latest on-line documentation shipped
with Windows 2000 perpetuates this story, and I have to believe it is
misleading a LOT of people.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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