Re: How many printable characters in 3.2.0?

From: Stefan Persson (
Date: Mon Apr 22 2002 - 12:33:02 EDT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Ewell" <>
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Cc: "Zsigri Gyula" <>
Sent: den 22 april 2002 17:35
Subject: Re: How many printable characters in 3.2.0?

> Zsigri Gyula <> wrote:
> > How many printable characters are there in Unicode 3.2.0? I tried
> > desperately to find the answer at the Unicode web site but could
> > not.
> There are 95,156 total assigned characters.
> To find the number of "printable" characters, you must first determine
> what you mean by "printable" and then subtract that number. This is
> where it might get tricky. Control characters, formatting characters,
> and such are obviously not "printable," but what about things like
> spaces? (Unicode 3.1 had about 20 of them.)

Also, you can add accents and such to just about any character. Shall "a"
with an acute accent be considered a printable character? And what about the
Chinese character for "one" with an acute accent? And different kinds of
accents from different scripts can be added to the same character...


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