RE: Definitions

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Wed Nov 19 2003 - 12:09:11 EST

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    > Inside a program, for instance...

    This is *very* faulty logic. Variable names exist in source code only,
    and have nothing whatsoever to do with the data actually processed.
    You're also referring to an assigned character in your example, not a
    PUA codepoint. ...

    A software product could assign every single PUA codepoint to mean some
    kind of formatting instruction, and insert these into the text like
    markup. In that case, a user's PUA characters will be re-interpreted by
    that software as formatting instructions. Is that product conformant?
    Yes. Is it useful? Not for that user.

    Peter Constable
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Division

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