Re: Handling of Surrogates

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri Apr 17 2009 - 07:16:20 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    > (that's why I think that it's simpler to use a separate datatype for
    > Unicode codepoints, independatly of the internal UTF used for them
    > (which may be UTF-8, UTF-16, or a compressed UTF like BOCU or CESU).

    I assume the last was supposed to be "SCSU". CESU-8 is not a
    compression format, but a hacked variant of UTF-8 that encodes UTF-16
    code units instead of code points.

    Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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