[I18n-sig] Re: Pre-PEP: Proposed Python Character Model
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 06:04:59 -0000
Paul Prescod wrote:
> It looks like we've already decided that group 0, plane 0, row 0 is
> special. A better question is why if the first half of
> group 0, plane 0, row 0 better than the last half?
Because the first half is compatible with just about every native
encoding on the planet. The last half is just Latin-1, and byte
values above 127 are different in just about every native encoding
on the planet.
- Andy Robinson