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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: Gorille 0.3

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Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> Surrogate pairs are very tricky critters that seem to me to require 
> substantially more programming care than any other aspect of Unicode, 
> and I suspect that developers will be cursing them for a long time to come.

When you are using a language that hard-codes "char" to mean "16 bits",
then yes.

> The testing I've been able to perform so far is pretty crude stuff.  If 
> anyone with more experience in Unicode or better tools for creating test 
> documents has time to explore this work, I'd greatly appreciate it.  As 
> XML 1.0 parsers already perform some of this testing, creating tests 
> that go outside of those bounds and reach gorille (not just the parser) 
> is tricky.

IIRC, Aelfred (not Aelfred2) doesn't actually check these things.

A JAXP wrapper for it might be useful.


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