Re: unicode

Martin von Loewis (
Thu, 14 May 1998 22:40:41 +0200

> > We might have (for future expandibility) support for UCS-4, but as far
> > as I know no one is seriously considering that as a solution, either in
> > the short term or the long term. There's still plenty of space left in
> > the low 2**16 range.
> >
> Actually, both planes 1 and 2 (U+1xxxx and U+2xxxx) are currently
> being defined.

Which is even an additional point for UTF-8: This encoding supports
all of UCS-4 (or at least 2**31), whereas you need the ugly UTF-16
plane 2 if you want a 16 bit encoding.


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