From: Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 09:33:50 CST
Peter Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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. For the BMP is now
> no longer a closed subset of Unicode, under operations like
> normalisation which existing implementations expected to find closed.
I had to change my implementation of normalization because of this
(my static tables of canonical decompositions use 16-bit entries for
BMP blocks), but it was not a big deal.
I'm more concerned with killing the myth that Unicode is a 16-bit
encoding than with that minor inconvenience.
-- __("< Marcin Kowalczyk \__/ email@example.com ^^ http://qrnik.knm.org.pl/~qrczak/
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