Re: IBM AIX 5 and GB18030

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 12:56:02 EST

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    From: "Carl W. Brown" <>

    > Other companies
    > like Microsoft took a very big gamble and implemented the code for
    > support into Windows 2000 based on early drafts of the Unicode standard.
    > they had not done it this way or had guessed wrong they might not even
    > support in Windows XP.

    Not to quibble but this is really not exactly right. The mechanism for
    surrogate pairs to support what would later be called supplementary
    characters has existed since Unicode 2.1. There was no "draft version of a
    standard" that was behind Windows 2000's support of supplementary

    Big companies do not stop on a dime on decisions like this, but they also do
    not make turns down roads that have not yet been opened. :-)


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