[Mono-devel-list] Unicode

Chris Seaton chris at chrisseaton.com
Tue Sep 16 10:53:25 EDT 2003

What exactly is System.Text.Unicode supposed to be? It seems to work as
UTF-16, but not quite as it assumes two bytes for a character, so can't
work with surrogate pairs.

What does Mono do if I'm using characters in the giddy heights of the
uppermost planes? The name of this class implies it is the be all and
end all of Unicode, able to represent everything, unlike UTF8 and UTF7
which can only work with a limited part of Unicode.

Shouldn't System.Text.Unicode really be System.Text.UTF16?

Chris Seaton

chris at chrisseaton.com

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