Basic Latin digits, not everything else (was: RE: How the C programming language bridges the man-machine gap)

Hans Åberg haberg-1 at
Tue Apr 19 02:43:18 CDT 2022

> On 18 Apr 2022, at 23:42, Doug Ewell via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:
>> If the values used do not fit into an octet, one must use a larger
>> byte, and such have used been in the past, but not nowadays, I think.
>> But large enough to carry all the Unicode values in a byte might be a
>> possibility. An expert on C might tune in.
> Is this related in some way to the topic that was under discussion?

If one wants to use Unicode values that do not fit into an octet, the C byte must be enlarged.

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