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   Re: [xml-dev] ANN: Gorille 0.3

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>The nasty fact is that
>I suspect many Java application programmers will end up
>simply blowing off non-BMP text either through ignorance
>or based on a decision that it's not cost-effective.

It depends what they want to do with it.  Won't they just end up
passing it through as pairs of surrogates?

Indeed, I thought that was the argument for UTF-16 all along; as
someone not a million miles from this discussion put it:

>The processor could still pass UTF-16 to the application 
>as the 2 16-bit quantities d800, dc00, and in fact I suspect that 
>UTF-16 is probably the way to go for the interface of a generic
>processor, since it would not require that the app be prepared 
>to handle 4-byte characters.

-- Richard


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