From: Benjamin M Scarborough (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Aug 29 2009 - 00:13:56 CDT
Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>There are such permanent rulings. Codes beyond U+10FFFF will
>not be used in future versions of the Unicode Standard.
And thus, it's now just as practical to talk about the structural
U+7FFFFFFF maximum as it would be to talk about U+FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF—they
can both be mapped to UTF-8†, but the structure of UTF-16 is not going
to change to acommodate anything past U+10FFFF.
Sometimes I think people forget just how big a 1,114,112-code-point
space really is.
†If my understanding of UTF-8 is correct, U+7FFFFFFF would be FD BF BF
BF BF BF and U+FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF would be FF BE 8F BF BF BF BF BF BF BF
BF BF BF. 13 bytes, isn't that fun?
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