Re: Private Use Area

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Fri Apr 25 2003 - 12:18:52 EDT

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    Regarding use of a reserved codepoint, N. R. Liwal wrote:

    > Yes, but I think U+20AF was not assigned in Unicode
    > version 2.0 at the time we were working on our Fonts.

    However that is, and always has been, a non-conformant practice. It is
    proper to use the private use area. It is never OK to just pick a reserved
    codepoint and assume that you can use it for whatever you like. That
    practice is non-conformant and causes long-term problems: some people may
    now transmit data using that codepoint thinking it is Afghani sign, but
    everyone else in the world will receive a Drachma sign.


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