UTF-8 vs UTF-16...? (Was: Feeling good about SML)

Steve Schafer pandeng at telepath.com
Wed Nov 17 14:32:16 GMT 1999

On 17 Nov 1999 13:24:27 +0100, you wrote:

>Not sure if I understand the UTF-16 bit above, but I'm reading this:
>        <URL:http://www.unicode.org/unicode/faq/#UTF-16 and UCS-4>
>to UTF-16 being able to represent the full UCS-4, which is what you
>say UTF-8 can do, if I interpret you correctly...?

Section C.3 of the Unicode 2.0 spec, paragraph 4:

"UTF-16 does not support the representation of all the UCS-4 code
space but is limited to the BMP and the next 16 planes...."

-Steve Schafer

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