From: Mark Davis (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 11 2002 - 18:14:46 EST
According to the new 4.0 definitions:
- code points go from 0..10FFFF, inclusive
- "scalar value" == "non-surrogate code point", so they are simply a
restriction of code points to the ranges 0..D7FF, E000..10FFFF
Since surrogate code points can never represent characters, for a given
character you can refer to "its code point" or to "its scalar value"; in
that circumstance there is no effective difference in the terms.
► “Eppur si muove” ◄
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Everson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 13:37
Subject: Re: Speaking of Plane 1 characters...
> At 13:20 -0800 2002-11-11, Mark Davis wrote:
> >If you look http://www.macchiato.com/ under "Unicode Charts", you can
> >in the code point (scalar value) for a character, then Enter, and you
> >get a chart. The UTF-8, 16, and 32 numbers are given in the chart for
> Why do you call it a scalar value if it is really a code point? I
> thought it was bad enough Unicode calls it code point while 10646
> calls it code position....
> For the Terminology Police,
> Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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