Peter_Constable at sil dot org wrote:
> I think Jim is asking for clarification in the text of the Standard
> and not just in a response to him, but in case anyone isn't sure,
> the four that are excluded are U+FFFFE, U+FFFFF, U+10FFFE and
> And don't bother asking for a good reason *why* they are excluded:
> there isn't any good reason why; they just are.
I know it's popular to say there's no good reason for these to be
excluded, but at least excluding the U+xxFFFE code points helps prevent
UTF-32LE from being detected as big-endian UTF-16 with BOM:
Big-endian UTF-16: FE FF .. ..
U+xxFFFE in UTF-32LE: FE FF xx 00
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