[Bug localedata/11837] GB18030-2005 is not supported!

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[Bug localedata/11837] GB18030-2005 is not supported!

glaubitz at physik dot fu-berlin.de
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11837

Rich Felker <bugdal at aerifal dot cx> changed:

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--- Comment #8 from Rich Felker <bugdal at aerifal dot cx> 2011-07-16 00:44:36 UTC ---
GB18030 is defined to map not just every Unicode *character*, but every
*Unicode Scalar Value*. That means every number in the ranges 0x0000-0xD7FF and
0xE000-0x10FFFF is mapped. This property is what makes it a true UTF and not
merely a legacy DBCS.

Mr. Drepper, if you claim GB18030 should not successfully map unassigned
codepoints, what about the converters between UTF-8, UTF-16, and UTF-32? Should
they also reject unassigned codepoints? Despite being horribly ugly and having
all the harmful properties of legacy DBCS, GB18030 is a UTF and should be
treated the same as other UTFs.

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