Unpaired surrogates (was: Re: Why Work at Encoding Level?)

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Mon Oct 19 16:17:46 CDT 2015

2015-10-19 22:32 GMT+02:00 Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org>:

> Philippe Verdy wrote:
> > No ! The "supplementary code points" (or "supplementary characters"
> > when they are assigned to characters) are represented in UTF-16 as two
> > **code units**, NOT as two "code points" (even if their binary value
> > are related).
> Surrogate values are not abstract characters,

I did NOT write that.

> but they are code points

That's what I wrote, you reformulate.

> (D10). Note that Surrogate is one of the seven types of code points
> (D10a).

I have not denied this. I denied the affirmation of Richard that said that
a single code point (supplementary) could be represented as two code points
(surrogate), and it was wrong for the last word ("point" vs. "unit").
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