From: John Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 18 2004 - 11:00:42 EST
On Mar 18, 2004, at 8:33 AM, Arcane Jill wrote:
> 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?
Check the roadmaps <http://www.unicode.org/roadmaps/>.
> By my calculations, the total number of currently existent Unicode
> characters is < 0x10000, which means that
your calculations are way off. Unicode 4.0 has over 96,000 characters.
The Han repertoire alone is larger than 65536. (See
John H. Jenkins
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