New full Unicode for ES6 idea

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Tue Feb 21 17:06:35 PST 2012


Thanks, all! That's a relief to know, six bytes always seemed to long 
but my reptile coder brain was also reptile-coder-lazy and I never dug 
into it.

/be

Phillips, Addison wrote:
>> Hi Mark, thanks for this post.
>>
>> Mark Davis ☕ wrote:
>>> UTF-8 represents a code point as 1-4 8-bit code units
>> "1-6".
>
> No. 1 to *4*. Five and six byte "UTF-8" sequences are illegal and invalid.
>
>>> UTF-16 represents a code point  as 2 or 4 16-bit code units
>> "1 or 2".
>
> Yes, 1 or 2 16-bit code units (that's 2 or 4 bytes, of course).
>
> Addison
>
> Addison Phillips
> Globalization Architect (Lab126)
> Chair (W3C I18N WG)
>
> Internationalization is not a feature.
> It is an architecture.
>
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