Support for "wide" Unicode characters

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Jun 30 12:58:41 EDT 2001

>     Code point
>         If you imagine Unicode as a mapping from integers to
>         characters, each integer represents a code point. Some are
>         really used for characters. Some will someday be used for
>         characters. Some are guaranteed never to be used for
>         characters.

I find this ambiguous.  Is 'codepoint' a synonym for integer (in range 0 to
MAX)? or just for integer that does or might someday represent a character?
Does 'some'  (in all three uses) refer to integers or codepoints?

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