[Python-Dev] PEP 383: Non-decodable Bytes in System Character Interfaces

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Tue Apr 28 01:09:13 CEST 2009

On approximately 4/27/2009 12:42 PM, came the following characters from 
the keyboard of Martin v. Löwis:
>>> It's a private use area. It will never carry an official character
>>> assignment.
>> I know that U+F0000 - U+FFFFF is a private use area.  I don't find a
>> definition of U+F01xx to know what the notation means.  Are you picking
>> a particular character within the private use area, or a particular
>> range, or what?
> It's a range. The lower-case 'x' denotes a variable half-byte, ranging
> from 0 to F. So this is the range U+F0100..U+F01FF, giving 256 code
> points.

So you only need 128 code points, so there is something else unclear.

Glenn -- http://nevcal.com/
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