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Re: [css-fonts-3] i18n-ISSUE-296: Usable characters in unicode-range

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:34:20 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78gThne=+T5J_DEDByh8E61Uoa4ELHXOJ3ED4Eh6zQPpcQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: John C Klensin <john+w3c@jck.com>
Cc: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@googlemail.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, Addison Phillips <addison@lab126.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM, John C Klensin <john+w3c@jck.com> wrote:
> It is a somewhat different issue but, coming back to Jonathan's
> comment quoted above, I think one can make the case that a
> string that contains sufficiently invalid Unicode is an invalid
> string and that all of it should be shown as hexboxes or
> equivalent because the application cannot really know what was
> intended and telling the user that may be better than guessing.

You could make that case, but it would never happen. Apart from
performance issues (long string with a lone surrogate at the end) it's
not compatible with deployed web content.

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