Re: Characters in Private Use Area

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Tue Aug 24 1999 - 17:28:06 EDT

Peter quotes Adobe:

> "Apple has published CUS assignments in the range U+F800
> through U+F8FF. Adobe uses CUS assignments in the range U+F600
> through U+F7FF, as well as the same assignments for some
> characters in Symbol and Zapf Dingbats from the Apple-defined
> range. Microsoft is treating the range U+F000 through U+F0FF as
> the definition of its symbol code page."

FWIW, Apple is not attempting to coordinate its implementation of the
Unicode Private Use Area with anybody else. Our main use so far is to
provide for round-trip compatibility with data encoded in Apple-specific
character sets.

John H. Jenkins

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