From: Graham (Graham_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-10 18:22:20
>> As Unicode characters that are not in page zero can require more
>> to encode them [yes really] this means that one 'character' can be
>Unicode defines codepoints from 0 to 10FFFF - this can be encoded with
>32 bits in UTF-8 and UTF-16.
This is true for simple characters, except that current Unicode specs
require support for surrogates - which require twice that -and thats
even before you start to discuss logical grouping of characters or
graphemes which can themselves be two or three characters long.
I am glad you recognise that normalisation support is difficult - that's
why we the character support library is the hard part to develop. I
guess we just ran out of steam after that.
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