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   Re: UTF-8 vs UTF-16...? (Was: Feeling good about SML)

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  • From: "James Tauber" <jtauber@jtauber.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>, "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 19:50:02 -0500

> At 06:04 AM 11/17/99 -0500, James Tauber wrote:
> >UTF-16, however, only gives access to the equivalent of Unicode with the
> >surrogate extension mechanism, ie the first 17 planes of the UCS.
> Right, a mere million extra characters in excess of what we're using now.
> This feels like a pretty low-risk option to me.

Oh, I agree. I wrote to Steinar privately saying that there is no
*practical* difference in coverage. I was just being picky.


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