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OT: TECH: Dumb Unicode question

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, November 21, 2003, 15:39
A dumb question into whose answer perhaps Mr. Cowan or someone else
has some insight - how did Unicode end up with such an odd number of
code points?   It seems that either 1,048,576/0x100000 (16 planes) or
16,777,216/0x1000000 (256 planes) would have been more logical than the
chosen 1,114,112/0x110000 (17 planes), which doesn't fit into any nice
power of two.



Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
John Cowan <cowan@...>