Re: Running out of code points, redux (was: Re: Feedback on the proposal...)

From: Martin J. Dürst via Unicode <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 13:08:06 +0900

On 2017/06/02 04:54, Doug Ewell via Unicode wrote:
> Richard Wordingham wrote:
>> even supporting 6-byte patterns just in case 20.1 bits eventually turn
>> out not to be enough,

Sorry to be late with this, but if 20.1 bits turn out to not be enough,
what about 21 bits?

That would still limit UTF-8 to four bytes, but would almost double the
code space. Assuming (conservatively) that it will take about a century
to fill up all 17 (well, actually 15, because two are private) planes,
this would give us another century.

Just one more crazy idea :-(.

Regards, Martin.
Received on Sun Jun 04 2017 - 23:08:42 CDT

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