Running out of code points, redux (was: Re: Feedback on the proposal...)

Martin J. Dürst via Unicode unicode at
Sun Jun 4 23:08:06 CDT 2017

On 2017/06/02 04:54, Doug Ewell via Unicode wrote:
> Richard Wordingham wrote:
>> even supporting 6-byte patterns just in case 20.1 bits eventually turn
>> out not to be enough,

Sorry to be late with this, but if 20.1 bits turn out to not be enough, 
what about 21 bits?

That would still limit UTF-8 to four bytes, but would almost double the 
code space. Assuming (conservatively) that it will take about a century 
to fill up all 17 (well, actually 15, because two are private) planes, 
this would give us another century.

Just one more crazy idea :-(.

Regards,   Martin.

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