From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Tue Aug 06 1996 - 18:12:14 EDT

    Michael> Should Uighur HEH be represented by U0647? According to several
    Michael> sources, Uighur includes a HEH character but does not have the
    Michael> "usual" presentation forms. The isolate form is identical to the
    Michael> "usual" initial form (like an '8' on its side). And the final
    Michael> form is identical to the "usual" medial form (like an upright
    Michael> '8').

This is a good question.

From an implementation perspective, it is generally easiest to add it (and
maybe its presentation forms) into the Private Use Area. Otherwise some
language-specific processing might have to be done if Uighur Heh is
represented as U+0647.

I'm curious how others handle these situations.
Mark Leisher "A designer knows he has achieved perfection
Computing Research Lab not when there is nothing left to add, but
New Mexico State University when there is nothing left to take away."
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