PuTTY wish unicode-more-planes

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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 709a94e5f27004e3933b022e1f01b96ddf854265 (0.58)

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.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-27 11:40:22 +0000)