Re: IJ joint in spaced lettering

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Jan 09 2006 - 21:43:47 CST

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    Kenneth Whistler <kenw at sybase dot com> wrote:

    >> Another related question: Why isn't there a standard 16-bit UTF
    >> that preserves the binary ordering of codepoints?
    >> (I mean for example UTF-16 modified simply by moving all
    >> code units or code points in E000..FFFF down to D800..F7FF
    >> and moving surrogate code units in D800..DFFF up to F800..FFFF).
    > Huh? Because it would confuse the hell out of everybody and lead
    > to problems, just like any other putative fixes by proliferation
    > of UTF's.

    My question is, what would be the value of such a UTF? What would it

    > Sorting UTF-16 in binary order is easy. See "UTF-16 in UTF-8 Order",
    > p. 136 of TUS 4.0.

    Or see CESU-8 for the solution to a the opposite "problem," viz: sorting
    UTF-8 in non-binary order.

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California, USA

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