Re: Speaking of Plane 1 characters...

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 16:20:34 EST

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    If you look under "Unicode Charts", you can type
    in the code point (scalar value) for a character, then Enter, and you will
    get a chart. The UTF-8, 16, and 32 numbers are given in the chart for each

    ► “Eppur si muove” ◄

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "John Hudson" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 10:08
    Subject: Speaking of Plane 1 characters...

    > One of the tools I use for building fonts requires that codepoints for
    > Plane 1 characters be expressed as surrogate pairs, rather than as scalar
    > values. I'm hoping this will change on the next release, since the scalar
    > values are a lot easier to work with, but in the meantime I need to figure
    > out the easiest way to find the correct surrogate pair values for any
    > scalar value. Is there a comprehensive list somewhere, or an easy
    > alogorithm (easy for a non-programmer)? How about a web-based form, into
    > which someone could enter scalar values and receive back surrogate pairs?
    > John Hudson
    > Tiro Typeworks
    > Vancouver, BC
    > It is necessary that by all means and cunning,
    > the cursed owners of books should be persuaded
    > to make them available to us, either by argument
    > or by force. - Michael Apostolis, 1467

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