Re: Private Use Surrogate Pairs

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu May 09 2002 - 07:10:28 EDT

Asmus Freytag scripsit:

> This may in fact be the reason they were all excluded, although no actual
> reason was ever discovered - lost in the mists of time, or early 10646 history.

I thought it was an artifact of 10646 DIS 1, where people were expected
to be using 16-bit representations of planes other than 0000; if you
do that, you would need FFFE and FFFF for the same functions as in
the BMP.

John Cowan <>
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_

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