Need to update "Technical Work" page

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Nov 29 2003 - 17:22:54 EST

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    I noticed the following on the "Technical Work" page on the Unicode Web
    site, at

    "The Unicode Standard was the basis for the Universal Character Set,
    two-octet form (UCS-2) of ISO/IEC 10646. The Unicode Standard’s 65,536
    code values are the first 65,536 code values of ISO 10646."

    I wonder if this passage is very old, predating the full acceptance of
    the surrogate mechanism in the Unicode Standard. I suggest this text be
    revised to avoid perpetuating the common misconception that Unicode is a
    16-bit-only standard, or that Unicode and ISO 10646 have different

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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