RE: Deprecated characters in Unicode 5.1 vs Unicode 5.2

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Aug 17 2010 - 15:01:24 CDT

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    Kenneth Whistler <kenw at sybase dot com> wrote:

    > The UTC discussion essentially concluded that "Deprecated" had
    > been used too imprecisely, and should be limited to only those
    > characters which had serious *architectural* problems for their
    > use -- not merely characters that amounted to duplicates or
    > ones that various people felt should be discouraged from use for
    > one reason or another.

    So that means the ability to embed Plane 14 tag characters in text to
    identify language was deemed a "serious architectural problem"?

    Now MLSF — the UTF-8 hack that Plane 14 characters were invented to
    forestall — would have been a serious architectural problem in my

    Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA |
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