From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 31 2004 - 06:48:44 EST
On 30/03/2004 17:32, Michael Everson wrote:
> At 17:02 -0800 2004-03-30, Mike Ayers wrote:
>> I feel obligated to take this one step further - these folks are
>> forgetting that "P" stands for "private". Their use of this space is
>> their own problem, in all senses. It does not seem reasonable to me
>> that *any* standard behavior could be expected of PUA code points,
>> from operating systems or applications, as such may have chosen to,
>> or may yet choose to, use those code points to encapsulate very
>> un-font-rendering-like behavior, and such a decision, made past,
>> present or future, is a perfectly valid private use.
> Which I assume means: "it's wrong for Unicode to make ANY property
> pronouncements for ANY PUA characters, since that defines them, and
> removes the P from the Use."
This is of course a principle which they have already broken, as they
have defined "default" properties for all of them. Although in principle
people can implement non-default properties, no one has, as far as I
know. The result is that in practice the P has been removed from the PUA
and it has been restricted to LTR base characters.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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