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. They can be used for characters in Linear B Syllabary and higher-numbered ranges.
|56320||DC00||<Low Surrogate, First>|
|57343||DFFF||<Low Surrogate, Last>|
Copyright © 1999–2005 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 1st April 2005