PuTTY wish unicode-more-planes

Home | Licence | FAQ | Docs | Download | Keys | Links
Mirrors | Updates | Feedback | Changes | Wishlist | Team

summary: Support for Unicode above U+FFFF
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
depends: compressed-scrollback
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.
fixed-in: 2004-10-14 (0.58) (0.59) (0.60) (0.61) (0.62)

Currently, PuTTY only allocates 16 bits per character cell to the Unicode code point, which only permits us to represent up to U+FFFF. According to a correspondent (2003), "CJK users will want support for plane 2 (and it's looking more likely that it the ideographs will spill onto yet another plane)".

Update: as of the 2004-10-14 snapshot, PuTTY uses 32 bits internally to store the code point. Platform support for copy/paste and display has some limitations, though.

Audit trail for this wish.

If you want to comment on this web site, see the Feedback page.
(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)