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Why do some Unicode characters appear as boxes? [migrated]

Some Unicode characters cannot be shown in my browser. I generated valid Unicode (utf8) characters but many of them are unable to be displayed. If they don't have representation, then why are they ...
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Is UTF-16 fixed-width or variable-width? Why doesn't UTF-8 have byte-order problem?

Is UTF-16 fixed-width or variable-width? I got different results from different sources: From http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/04/26/UTF: UTF-16 stores Unicode characters in ...
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Should character encodings besides UTF-8 (and maybe UTF-16/UTF-32) be deprecated?

A pet peeve of mine is looking at so many software projects that have mountains of code for character set support. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for compatibility, and I'm happy that text editors let ...