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   RE: [xml-dev] XML Max Character Value

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In java, 0xFFFE or 0xFFFF should work.  They aren't strictly the max
Unicode character for XML, but since Java represents Unicode as utf-16
but doesn't really provide much support for surrogate pairs (last I
checked), those should work.  Hm.. Eclipse tells me that there is
Character.MAX_VALUE.  Use at your own risk.

Reading up on Unicode is also recommended though... internationalization
is far, far more complicated than you ever imagined.  I know people who
get the shakes if you just mention "Turkish 'I'" in their presence.
(mild exaggeration...)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Gutierrez [mailto:alan-xml-dev@engrm.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 9:20 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] XML Max Character Value
>     I'm implementing B-Tree to index XML documents. I'd like a
>     to use maximum character value as a boundry, or failing that a
>     minimum character value.
>     I'm working in Java.
>     Is there a maximum character value guarunteed  be greater than
>     any other character regardless of the locale? Is that character
>     Character.MAX_VALUE?
>     Or do I have to read a book on Unicode? Which one?
> --
> Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com
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