From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Sep 27 2003 - 15:51:11 EDT
Chris Jacobs <chris dot jacobs at freeler dot nl> wrote:
>> If the PUA is supposed to be
>> left-to-right, what codes do I give
>> the proposed glyphs? Do they have
>> to have a real Unicode code point?
> If you assign code points in the PUA to your glyphs it does not matter
> which code points that are, since those codepoints then will not be
> used anyway.
You certainly can use PUA code points, together with a suitable font, if
you want to encode and display text for interchange. This does not make
the characters part of the Unicode Standard; they are simply a "mutual
agreement" between sender and receiver (and font-maker). See
http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/udhr-ew.html for an example. Be sure
you have installed Code 2000 by James Kass, and be sure (sigh) to change
your encoding manually to UTF-8.
But if Elaine simply wants to create a font with the desired glyphs,
then Chris is correct. It is not necessary to assign a Unicode code
point to every ligature and alternative glyph in a font.
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