[links-list] Re: Display of SGML Greek characters
swhite at zipcon.net
Mon Aug 12 03:56:11 PDT 2002
On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 02:12:50 -0400 (EDT),
Kragen Sitaker <kragen at pobox.com> wrote
>Have you considered using code points in the Private Use Area? You
>only need, what, 44? U+E000 to U+F8FF is a 16-bit private use area
>for situations just like this one; this is probably "corporate use",
>so it should probably be somewhere near the top of this area.
I just figured out why not.
As I understand it, the internal issue isn't whether the scalar value
(such as U+E000) can be represented in 16 bits, but whether the UTF-8
character can be represented in 16 bits. Have a look at page 47 of
The UTF-8 representation of 0xE000 is
11101110 10000000 10000000
which isn't 16 bits.
Are there any other holes in lower Unicode that could be exploited?
How badly do we want this?
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