Feedback on the proposal to change U+FFFD generation when decoding ill-formed UTF-8

Doug Ewell via Unicode unicode at
Wed May 17 15:41:56 CDT 2017

Henri Sivonen wrote:

> I find it shocking that the Unicode Consortium would change a
> widely-implemented part of the standard (regardless of whether Unicode
> itself officially designates it as a requirement or suggestion) on
> such flimsy grounds.
> I'd like to register my feedback that I believe changing the best
> practices is wrong.

Perhaps surprisingly, it's already too late. UTC approved this change
the day after the proposal was written.
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US |

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