From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 12:56:02 EST
From: "Carl W. Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Other companies
> like Microsoft took a very big gamble and implemented the code for
> support into Windows 2000 based on early drafts of the Unicode standard.
> they had not done it this way or had guessed wrong they might not even
> support in Windows XP.
Not to quibble but this is really not exactly right. The mechanism for
surrogate pairs to support what would later be called supplementary
characters has existed since Unicode 2.1. There was no "draft version of a
standard" that was behind Windows 2000's support of supplementary
Big companies do not stop on a dime on decisions like this, but they also do
not make turns down roads that have not yet been opened. :-)
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