Re: Unpaired surrogates (was: Re: Why Work at Encoding Level?)

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 23:17:46 +0200

2015-10-19 22:32 GMT+02:00 Doug Ewell <>:

> Philippe Verdy wrote:
> > No ! The "supplementary code points" (or "supplementary characters"
> > when they are assigned to characters) are represented in UTF-16 as two
> > **code units**, NOT as two "code points" (even if their binary value
> > are related).
> Surrogate values are not abstract characters,

I did NOT write that.

> but they are code points

That's what I wrote, you reformulate.

> (D10). Note that Surrogate is one of the seven types of code points
> (D10a).

I have not denied this. I denied the affirmation of Richard that said that
a single code point (supplementary) could be represented as two code points
(surrogate), and it was wrong for the last word ("point" vs. "unit").
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