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Re: Surrogates and character representation

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Alan Watson scripsit:

> Hmm. That would seem to prevent an implementation representing strings 
> internally using UTF-8. This is convenient in some contexts as Scheme 
> strings can be trivially converted to UTF-8 C strings.

Not at all.  There is a well-defined UTF-8 encoding for every Unicode
code point (which is not the case for UTF-16).  See Table 3-6 in
the Unicode Standard 4.0.

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