From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 05 2003 - 16:55:09 EST
Frank Yung-Fong Tang <YTang0648 at aol dot com> wrote:
> The other reason, is untill recently in Unicode 3.1 and 3.2. There are
> no characters defined beyond BMP.
Unicode 3.1 came out 2½ years ago, in May 2001. That's no longer an
> Even as today, while there many
> characters defined beyond the BMP in unicode 4.0, the software vendor
> may not care about those market which need those characters any way.
> In that case, the priority to support those are pretty low.
> If you think Surrogate support is very important. Then IUC25 is a good
> chance for you to talk to "goverment" people. Maybe you should suggest
> them to put surrogate support into a law as what China did in 2000.
> (not really, they only require GB18030 support, but that "imply"
I don't know about the relative market needs. I think supplementary
character support is important because these characters are part of
Unicode just as much as BMP characters are, and implementing UTF-8
support for the entire Unicode code space is about 0.1% harder than
artificially crippling it by restricting it to the BMP.
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