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Re: (char)0 handling proposal

>The big problem with this approach is how to encode characters which
>were already in the range 0x7F - 0x9F... it might not happen often,
>but a bijective mapping (ie reversible) needs to be able to handle
>all cases!

There are a number of other ranges that might be used.
The Unicode Private Use Area (codes E000 - F8FF) is an obvious
choice.  There's also the "Control Pictures" area 2400-241F
which has the remarkable property that given a complete Unicode
font the control characters would actually be readable!

-- Richard