Re: Question about \uxxxx etc. for 21-bit code points - need advice

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 12:10:14 EDT

Many thanks to all of you!

We have a winner: the new (draft) C _and_ C++ standards are introducing
\uhhhh (fixed-length, 4 hex digits) and
\Uhhhhhhhh (fixed-length, 8 hex digits)

while Perl and Kermit are using
\x{hh...h} (variable-length, hex digits, I guess 1..8 of them)

I think I will propose to support all of these in our library.

Given the discussion about \xhh...h without {} curly braces, I believe I will also suggest to keep our current interpretation of
\xhh (fixed-length, 2 hex digits)

that we have at least in one place.



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