From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 16:17:24 EST
At 13:11 -0800 2002-11-11, Michael \(michka\) Kaplan wrote:
> > Perhaps it is just me, but terms like scalar value just don't mean
> > anything to me. It rather reminds me of reptilian skin shedding.
>Since I do not use that term on my site, I assume you are referring to
>someone else's resource? :-)
It was related to this thread but in a previous post. Nevertheless a
little gentle user-friendliness on your page would help me to use it
more easily. Just a teensy tutorialette and a weensy example at the
top? A little hand-holding?
> > I visited MichKa's page and tried typing in 10312 (OLD ITALIC LETTER
>> KU) and it did convert to a surrogate pair. I wonder what would
>> happen if I pasted it into an HTML document. Hmm but I couldn't do
>> that until I converted them to UTF-8....
>Well, since the page advertises itself as a UTF-16/UTF-32 sort of converter,
>I would hope that the lack of UTF-8 byte conversion would be expected.....
Gee, what I really need is a UTF-8/UTF-16/UTF/32 sort of converter
that handles surrogates.... ;-) "There isn't such a thing and there
ought to be." :-)
> > By the way MichKa if you make the boxes a bit wider the whole string
>> of numbers would display.
>What numbers did not display for you? They all fit for me....
The surrogate pair shows three digits and a tiny little popup
triangle to tell you that there's a fourth digit. If you need to I
can send you a screenshot.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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