Unicode education in Schools

Eli Zaretskii via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sat Aug 26 21:37:54 CDT 2017

> Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 22:07:57 +0100
> From: Richard Wordingham via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>
> > We are miscommunicating.  My point was that programming for MS-Windows
> > needs a good understanding of what the UTF-16 surrogates are, and in
> > what MS-Windows APIs/library functions they can and cannot be used.
> > Without this understanding, one cannot figure out why the likes of
> > iwspace and iswupper only support the BMP, and what APIs to use to
> > lift this limitation.  Likewise with display-related APIs, used to
> > display Unicode text.
> > If you don't teach UTF-16 including these details, the programmers
> > will feel lost when they meet with these complications.
> So what's new compared to UTF-8?

Who said this is new?  I said this needs to be _taught_, or else
people will be ignorant about these subtleties.

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