Mix encodings in a document?

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Wed Sep 23 22:23:20 BST 1998

Michael Kay wrote:

> No. UTF-16 is an encoding of ISO 10646 that uses 16 bits to
> represent the characters in the Basic MultiLingual Plane
> (BMP, equivalent to Unicode) and longer sequences to
> represent characters outside the BMP. It is thus a pure
> superset of UCS-2 or Unicode. See
> http://osiris.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/N1334.html

Almost.  Unicode = UTF-16; Unicode applications are not
allowed to support only the BMP, although there are no
characters on the Astral Planes yet.

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