Re: Surrogate points

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2005 - 12:57:10 CST

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    Hans Aberg wrote:

    > Should not the in effect empty Unicode points, U+D800 to U+DFFF,
    > as well as U+FFFE and U+FFFF, be filled with characters?

    And Markus Scherer countered:

    > You are trying to rewrite history... these code points are
    > designated as they are, and changing them would wreak havoc.

    The codepoints are not open for encoding. They are not "empty". Their
    interpretation is already specified in the standard. The committees would
    not destabilize the standard by introducing an overloaded meaning for the
    codepoints in question.


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