Deleting Lone Surrogates

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Sun Oct 4 19:29:05 CDT 2015

On Sun, 4 Oct 2015 16:57:15 -0700
"Asmus Freytag (t)" <asmus-inc at> wrote:

> On 10/4/2015 4:14 PM, Richard Wordingham wrote:
> respect to what to erase or undo.

>>> For sequences that belong to a given language, you can pick the
>>> behavior that makes most sense in them, but for lone surrogates, by
>>> definition you are dealing with broken text that doesn't follow any
>>> conventions.
>> Who's 'you'?  Customisation is frequently not available.  In fact, I
>> don't recall seeing it on offer.

> The UI developer.
> And there's nothing Unicode can do about lack of customizability.

Actually, there is.  I believe suggestions and recommendations in the
technical reports are quite influential.


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