From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jun 26 2006 - 10:31:49 CDT
> From: Otto Stolz [mailto:Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de]
> > UTF-16 Surrogate Pairs are basically doing the same
> > thing that multi-byte sequences in UTF-8 do
> > They mainly differ only in details.
> One essential detail being that UTF-16 surrogates are excluded
> from the valid Unicode codepoints, while UTF-8 "surrogates"
> have binary values that are also valid Unicode codepoints.
I almost added that but held back because it seemed to me that that's
not really a difference in these encoding forms but rather is just a
fact about the coded character set. But then, IIRC UTF-16 is not able to
represent code points U+D800..U+DFFF while UTF-8 is.
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