From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Dec 24 2009 - 11:12:59 CST
On 12/24/2009 8:24 AM, karl williamson wrote:
> For its other recommendations, it gives scenarios for why, but I
> didn't see any for these. Could someone please explain it for me?
Using sequences of more than 4 UTF-8 bytes or code units > 10FFFF in
UTF-32 makes the data not representable in UTF-16, breaking the full
interconvertibility of UTFs.
In open interchange, any UTF-16-based implementation would be unable to
represent these values, leading possibly to undefined behavior.
In other words, while these might seem to be algorithmical or numerical
options, they are not valid Unicode code points, and thus have no
business as part of Unicode data streams.
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