From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Apr 03 2005 - 18:19:25 CST
On 03/04/2005 23:39, Doug Ewell wrote:
>Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya dot org> wrote:
>>There is a serious danger of breaking existing implementations
>>(especially those which only fully support the BMP) by introducing a
>>BMP character which normalises to outside the BMP.
>IMHO, existing implementations which only fully support the BMP are
Well, yes and no. I remember being told repeatedly that it is quite
permissible and conformant for an implementation to support only a
subset of Unicode characters. But of course that only worked with a
subset closed under the operations performed by the implementation. Now,
suddenly, without any announcement or apparent consideration of the
implications, the subset is no longer closed under normalisation.
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