Re: Klingons and their allies - Beyond 17 planes

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Oct 19 2003 - 12:32:34 CST

<jameskass at att dot net> wrote:

> In addition to the problem of the OS substituting improper glyphs
> from inappropriate fonts unexpectedly, there's often a problem with
> line breaking.
> Since the PUA has no properties, some applications seem to ignore the
> space character and break lines arbitrarily, splitting words in the
> middle.

That's exactly what happens in my sample pages. I didn't think it was
because the PUA had "no" properties so much as "default" properties,
which (as Thomas Chan indicated) might be Han-based or Han-influenced.
You can always switch to a font that will display glyphs for your PUA
characters, but it's harder to adapt a rendering engine to observe PUA
character properties.

In any case, I am absolutely certain :-) :-) that the arbitrary mid-word
line breaking is what has discouraged would-be readers from pointing out
the typo (since fixed) in my transcription of a Dorothy Parker poem:

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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