From: D. Starner (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Feb 05 2004 - 03:41:24 EST
> So you're saying PUA is only useful for rich or marked-up text?
In any multi-person case, the codepoints in PUA can't be just moved on
a whim, and many PUA users will have a wide array of fonts, including
some with conflicting PUA coverage. Given those assumptions, PUA use
can't work outside rich or marked-up text.
> Plus I have only one PUA-based font installed on my computer.
Then it works for you. But I doubt Apple is interested in a solution
that has that constraint.
> But even there, that
> would seem to me to be a font vendor problem that should not dictate OS
Would you be happy if Apple passed the buck here to font vendors or someone
else? When you're writing a program that uses a file format with a bunch
of not-quite-standard files out there, you have to conform to reality, not
the standard. I'm not sure anything strictly says that junk in the PUA is
wrong, though it's clearly sub-optimal.
In any case, you're willing to work with a system where you could install
Gentium and a bunch of cuniform characters became reversed Latin letters.
I'm not sure that's a standard reliable enough that Apple is interested
in working towards.
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