Running out of code points, redux (was: Re: Feedback on the proposal...)

William_J_G Overington via Unicode unicode at
Mon Jun 5 07:32:11 CDT 2017

Martin J. Dürst > Sorry to be late with this, but if 20.1 bits turn out to not be enough, what about 21 bits?

Martin J. Dürst > That would still limit UTF-8 to four bytes, but would almost double the code space. Assuming (conservatively) that it will take about a century to fill up all 17 (well, actually 15, because two are private) planes, this would give us another century.

Martin J. Dürst > Just one more crazy idea :-(.

An interesting possibility for application of some of the code points of those extra planes is to encode one code point for each Esperanto word that is in the PanLex database.

That could provide a platform for assisting communication through the language barrier.

William Overington

Monday 5 June 2017

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