From: Christopher John Fynn (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 24 2003 - 11:52:38 EDT
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From: <Peter_Constable@sil.org> wrote:
> I'm assuming you read the page on PUA handling in MS software. So, are you
> saying what you'd like to see added in that case (and likewise for other
> platforms) is a summary showing for the entire BMP PUA which sub-ranges
> be problematic in MS software?
Yes. Although the whole BMP PUA seems to be used in one way or another I'm
wondering if there are blocks in this area which are *relatively* safe to
use; and whether there are areas or codepoints which are particularly
How MS operating systems and applications treat PUA codepoints is of course
a particular concern simply because they are so widely used. - if mapping
glyphs to particular PUA codepoints causes problems under MS Windows or
Office then a majority of users of a font are likely to have those problems.
Conflicts with other widely used applications like Acrobat would also make
things very difficult.
> If so, I agree that would be useful,
> but would take a little more research for Windows.
That's why, in my earlier message, I wrote "as it comes to light" :-).
I also wonder whether or not things like what code page or locale the user
has selected affects things.
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