Characters in Private Use Area

From: David J. Perry (
Date: Tue Aug 24 1999 - 09:26:53 EDT

I am developing a Unicode font that contains characters needed by teachers
and scholars working in classical Latin and Greek, to supplement those
already defined in Unicode. I consulted _The Unicode Standard_, p. 6-120
and was still not totally certain where to place my characters within the
PUA. I guess I am a "software developer" and not an "end user" for the
purposes of this project and so should use positions more towards the top
of the range (??). One other source I found said that all such characters
should be assigned positions starting at U+F000, but gave no reason or
explanation. Can anyone clarify this?

I am also thinking about keyboard entry for my characters. Does anyone
know if there is, or will be, software available to create custom keyboards
for Windows 2000? (Right now I am using Word 97 macros.)

Thanks -- David Perry

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