New full Unicode for ES6 idea

Cameron McCormack cam at mcc.id.au
Sun Feb 19 16:00:59 PST 2012


Brendan Eich:
 > To hope to make this sideshow beneficial to all the cc: list, what do
 > DOM specs use to talk about uint16 units vs. code points?

I say "code unit" as a shorter way of saying "16 bit unsigned integer 
code unit"

   http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/#dfn-code-unit

(which DOM4 also links to) and then just "code point" to refer to 21 bit 
numbers that might correspond to a Unicode character, which you can see 
used in

   http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/#dfn-obtain-unicode


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