Re: Characters in Private Use Area

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Wed Aug 25 1999 - 11:06:47 EDT

Michael asks:

> Ar 14:21 -0700 1999-08-24, scríobh John Jenkins:
>>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.
> And eventual normalization so PUA characters won't be used/necessary?

Yes. That is, we'd like the "transcoding hints" characters to be added to
Unicode. The various dingbat-like cruft that haunts our fonts we have no
desire to add to the standard.

John H. Jenkins

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