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   Re: [xml-dev] XML Max Character Value

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* Derek Denny-Brown <derekdb@microsoft.com> [2005-08-13 01:29]:

> 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.
    I am using it to design the algorithm.  Concerned about what to
    do if Unicode requires multiple characters for a single
    character. It's perplexing.

> 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...)

    I have no illusions about the complexity. I'd simply hoped that
    they would have made a hard and fast rule about min and max values.

    Thank you.

Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com
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