[fpc-devel] Re: enumerators

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Thu Nov 18 14:58:53 CET 2010

On 11/18/2010 02:31 PM, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> Either you have UTF-8 with surrogates, or you have ASCII (since UTF-8
> without surrogates means that only char 0..127 are valid, which is ASCII)
In another post surrogate pairs have been denoted as a specialty of a 16 
Bit coding (UCS-2), and I did not understand why this was introduced in 
a discussion about UTF-8. I just accepted that this somehow would leak 
into UTF-8 as a special (alternate) way to code certain Unicode characters.

I did not think about calling the up to four bytes of a normal UTF-8 
"character" "surrogates" (to me these are "codes" or something like this).

Sorry if I introduced any confusion. :(


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