Re: Creative people on Twitter

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Thu Oct 14 2010 - 11:09:10 CDT

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    On Oct 14, 2010, at 4:12 AM, William_J_G Overington wrote:

    > What is the position regarding the 32-bit code point space above U+10FFFF please?

    Its use is incompatible with Unicode. Fundamentally, it cannot be represented using UTF-16 (without a major rearchitecture), so it doesn't exist.

    > Does the Unicode Consortium and/or ISO or indeed anyone else make any claims upon it?

    Yes, the claim is that if you use it, you're generating invalid Unicode.

    Don't do it, don't contemplate it, don't think about it.

    John H. Jenkins

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