From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 31 2007 - 23:20:09 CST
<vunzndi at vfemail dot net> wrote:
>>> There are advatages to utf-8
>> And many many more advantages to not breaking working code.
> And even more to making code hard to break, Y2K, et al.
The 17-plane limit was determined on the basis that the scope of
10646/Unicode, to encode abstract text characters rather than specific
instances of glyphs, would safely fit within such a limit. To this
date, this has not been proven false.
Code that uses UTF-16, SCSU, or other encoding forms that assume the
17-plane limit are not broken, or break-prone, in the same sense as code
written under the assumption it would be replaced or upgraded before the
turn of the century.
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