Re: Hexadecimal characters.

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 18:14:13 EDT

Tom Finch wrote:

> Hexadecimal is very important and deserves to be in Plane 0.

Hmmm, well.. In this case, importance has nothing to do with it, and going
off on a comparison of the importance of Devanagari as opposed to Hex will
not prevail in this discussion.

Hex is already representable with characters in plane zero, as people have
been pointing out. There are the ten digits 0-9 and the letters A-F.
People have explained this, and why your proposal would be confusing and
not cater to legacy data.

What is the problem you are trying to solve by encoding 16 things in a
row? And how would people convert their legacy data forward while avoiding
confusion, etc? And how do you proposal to deal with multiple
representation problems? Legacy data?


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