Re: Chess symbols, ZWJ, Opentype and holly type ornaments.

From: Lars Marius Garshol (
Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 04:59:18 EDT

* Lars Marius Garshol
| There is such a thing already, and it's called Unicode. The idea is
| that if you want to interchange a character you make it part of
| Unicode.

* Philipp Reichmuth
| This is not really practicable. Suppose I want or need to
| interchange character X and Unicode rejects it, then I'm stuck with
| the PUA. Not that this hasn't happened before. It's part of what the
| PUA is for, as far as I can see.

That's interesting. I was wondering whether someone would jump out and
say this. Is this the official Unicode policy with regards to the PUA?

If it is, what sort of thing is appropriate for interchange using the
PUA that is not appropriate for inclusion in Unicode?

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: >

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