Posted Mar 25, 2010 11:41 UTC (Thu) by ikm (subscriber, #493)
In reply to: UTF-16 by wahern
Parent article: Resetting PHP 6
You: BMP [..is..] largely useless for anything but European languages and perhaps a handful of some Asian language
Me: Here's a list of scripts BMP supports. That's the majority of all scripts in Unicode.
You: "Majority" and "pretty much". Almost all classic Chinese text (Confucius, etc.) use characters beyond the BMP.
So, BMP without classic Chinese is largely useless? Nice. You know what, enough of this nonsense. Your position basically boils down to "if you can't support all the languages in the world, both extinct and in existence, 100.0% correct, and all the features of Unicode 5.0, too, your effort is largely useless". But it's not; the world isn't black and white.