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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
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- Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 23:05:07 -0400 (EDT)
David Brownell scripsit:
> Ideographics ... think of Chinese characters. There's a big problem
> with Unicode 2.x in that it doesn't handle enough of them; there are
> many more coming in some eventual revision of Unicode (perhaps in
> the surrogate blocks).
There will be about 6000 more very rare characers in Unicode 3.0, which
is now in beta, none of them in the Astral Planes. Plane 2 will be
dedicated, probably in Unicode 4.0, to the ultra-rare characters, particularly
those used only in names, etc.
> (Leading to an interesting question of whether
> those characters will be usable in names in some revision of XML.)
They'd better be.
John Cowan email@example.com
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