From: Arcane Jill (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 18 2004 - 10:33:36 EST
This probably is going to sound like a really dumb question, but ... I'm
curious. Why are characters being assigned codepoints > U+FFFF, when
there is still loads and loads of unused empty space below that point.
Is the BMP being saved for something? Are codepoints < U+010000
reserved for something of which I am unaware? If so, what? If not, why
are assignments being made up there in the astral planes?
By my calculations, the total number of currently existent Unicode
characters is < 0x10000, which means that - currently - ALL existent
Unicode characters could have been encoded in 16-bits. I can understand
wanting to make room for more than 0x10000 characters for the future,
but we don't need to be there yet (unless there's some explanation with
which I am unfamiliar), so I don't understand why they don't just get
assigned in ascending numerical order on a first-come first-served basis.
Maybe someone could assuage my curiousity?
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