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

Karl Williamson via Unicode unicode at
Tue May 30 17:32:34 CDT 2017

On 05/30/2017 02:30 PM, Doug Ewell via Unicode wrote:
> L2/17-168 says:
> "For UTF-8, recommend evaluating maximal subsequences based on the
> original structural definition of UTF-8, without ever restricting trail
> bytes to less than 80..BF. For example: <C0 AF> is a single maximal
> subsequence because C0 was originally a lead byte for two-byte
> sequences."
> When was it ever true that C0 was a valid lead byte? And what does that
> have to do with (not) restricting trail bytes?

Until TUS 3.1, it was legal for UTF-8 parsers to treat the sequence
  <C0 AF> as U+002F.

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