Surrogate characters are intended to allow mapping of additional character planes into the 16-bit Unicode system, thus allowing more than 65,536 characters to be represented. The individual surrogate code points do not represent characters; they are intended to be used in pairs, a high code point followed by a low code point, to stand in for a character in one of the supplementary planes. Their use is restricted to UTF-16. The high surrogates in this range are intended to allow representation of characters in Plane 15 and Plain 16.
|56192||DB80||<Private Use High Surrogate, First>|
|56319||DBFF||<Private Use High Surrogate, Last>|
Copyright © 1999–2002 Alan Wood
The hexadecimal numbers and the character names in the above table are taken from the Unicode 3.0 Character Database, Copyright © 1991–1999 Unicode, Inc., as contained in UnicodeData-Latest.txt on the Unicode ftp site (ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/) in October 1999.
Created 3rd February 1999 Last updated 18th January 2002