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Re: New article for REVIEW: Upgrading from language-specific legacy encoding to Unicode encoding

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 16:46:35 +0200
Message-ID: <902686229.20051014164635@w3.org>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, member-i18n-geo@w3.org

On Thursday, October 13, 2005, 10:38:59 PM, Bert wrote:

BB> On Thursday 13 October 2005 02:57, Frank Yung-Fong Tang wrote:
BB> [CSS2 allows six hex digits after "\", CSS1 only four]

BB> CSS2 is meant to be superset of CSS1.

well, six is a superset of 4 :)

BB>  If the specs are incompatible, one
BB> of the two must be wrong. In this case it seems we forgot an errata for 

CSS1 refers to Unicode 2.0 which at that point was seen as purely a
16bit code space while ISO talked of a 32 bit codespace.

This was harmonised into the 16 planes and therefore 6 hex digits; CSS 1
only allowed the BMP to be addressed.

BB> I'll take it to the CSS WG.

BB> Bert

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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