Re: Code pages and Unicode

From: Jean-François Colson <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 19:17:55 +0200

On 20/08/11 02:03, Ken Whistler wrote:
> O.k., so apparently we have awhile to go before we have to start worrying
> about the Y2K or IPv4 problem for Unicode. Call me again in the
> year 2851, and we'll still have 5 years left to design a new scheme
> and plan
> for the transition. ;-)
> --Ken

I wonder whether you aren’t a little too optimistic.

Have you considered the unencoded ideographic scripts?

1,071 hieroglyphs have already been encoded. I think there are
approximately 4,000 more to encode.

1,165 Yi syllables and 55 Yi radicals have been encoded. But they only
support one dialect of Yi and I read there are tens of thousands of Yi
ideographs and that a proposal to encode 88,613 classical Yi characters
was made 4 years ago.

The threshold of 200,000 characters doesn’t seem very far.
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