Re: What is the principle?

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 17:46:09 EST

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    Ernest Cline wrote...

    > Consider for example, a font that offered both of the common glyph
    > variants of PLUTO. At present, one would be have to be encoded as
    > U+2647 and the other as a private use character, say U+E647.

    Well, not necessarily. Depending on your system, one of them could just be
    handled in mark-up as a swash variant (or whatever). There is nothing in
    the Unicode Standard that would require that situation to force encoding
    one of the variants in the PUA. There are many fonts that offer glyph
    variants of things, and don't require putting them in the PUA. But you do
    need a system that knows how to deal with such fonts.


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