From: Deborah Goldsmith (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 19 2002 - 13:53:16 EST
On Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at 08:49 AM, Theodore H. Smith wrote:
> I want to pass some text to an ATSUI function. One of the params is
> "UniCharCount iTextTotalLength". Does this include surrogates? IE, is
> this truely a "CharCount" as it's name? Or simple a "ushort count",
> hence the size of the buffer / 2.
> I have a strange feeling that it is the "ushort count", and not a char
> count like it claims.
UniCharCount is, as its name implies, a count of UniChars. UniChar is a
16 bit data type representing one UTF-16 code unit. UniChar is a bit of
a misnomer, but then again I think it dates from before surrogates were
invented, so it can be forgiven.
Manager, Fonts & Unicode
Apple Computer, Inc.
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