Re: HKSCS supplementary examples

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Mon Dec 08 2008 - 05:31:42 CST


Was it the Unicode list software, my mail client (Thuderbird), or some
other process which converted Andrew's non-BMP example to a question mark?

Perhaps a good example of why non-BMP characters should be supported.

- Chris

Andrew West wrote:
> 2008/12/8 tex <>:
>> When I started to look at the question again recently, I was surprised at the number of BMP alternatives. (I am not a speaker of any of these languages so I can't attest to the quality or acceptability of the workarounds. I can only echo what I have been told or read, which is alternative spellings were acceptable.)
> If you read a lot of Chinese websites you'l be used to seeing non-BMP
> characters represented by their component sub-characters as {XY} and
> such like, e.g.
> <
> where 𨋢 is represented as (車立). It's a very ugly solution.
> Andrew

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