Newbie questions: 1) Surrogates in WinXP? 2) Unicode in PostScript?

From: Dan Smith (
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 15:04:22 EST

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    1) The documentation we've found for Unicode support in Windows seems vague on
    how Unicode is implemented. A good deal of it seems to imply that a character
    is always represented by exactly two bytes, no more, no less, under all
    conditions. And the specific term UTF-16 doesn't seem to be employed. Precisely
    what Unicode encoding is employed by Windows (specifically Win2K, Windows
    Server 2003, and WinXP)? Is it, in fact, UTF-16, including the use of surrogate
    pairs? Or is it something older, or a subset, or some Microsoft variation,
    restricted to 65,536 characters?

    2) Where can I find up-to-date documentation that describes how Unicode is
    supported within the Adobe PostScript language?

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