From: Paul Dempsey (
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 14:59:33 EST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James E. Agenbroad []

> Using the PUA for glyphs sems contrary to the our basic
> premises, but can
> we prevent consenting users from doing so? It seems
> contradictory to say.
> "Use these codes any way you wish" but "Don't use them for
> X". We could
> specify some likely undesirable outcomes of proposed PUA
> usages and hope
> they will heed the warning.

Anyone can use the PUA for anything they want to. If it's useful for
managing glyphs for some purpose, then why not? It should be a free arena.
All bets are off as to the meaning of data in this area in plain text. The
standard shouldn't restrict it's use in any way, other than the conformance
clauses that are already there.

--- Paul

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