Corner cases (was: Re: UTF-16 Encoding Scheme and U+FFFE)

Doug Ewell doug at
Wed Jun 4 13:00:50 CDT 2014

How common is it to see any of the following in real-world Unicode text,
as opposed to code charts and test suites and the like?

1. Unpaired surrogates
2. Noncharacters (besides CLDR data)
3. U+FEFF at the beginning of a stream (note: not "packet" or arbitrary
cutoff point)

I'm not asking whether any of these are recommended or "prohibited" or
whether they are a good idea. I'm asking about actual usage.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | @DougEwell

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