Re: What is the principle?

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Wed Mar 31 2004 - 20:40:01 EST

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    >>[Original Message]
    >>From: Kenneth Whistler <>
    >>To: <>
    >>Scenario: The UTC listens to you and defines some section of the PUA
    >>as strong right-to-left by default for use in PUA-defined bidirectional
    >>scripts. Somebody else is *already* using that section of the PUA
    >>for something else. Now they have an interoperability problem,
    >>because the default behavior they were depending on changes over
    >>in some future version of some software, not under their control,
    >>and they data gets munged by bidi.
    So? Let *them* fix *their* software. They should know, same as the
    rest of us, that you can't depend on the PUA. If they wanted LTR base
    glyphs, then they should have coded that into their system. Didn't
    someone just say that the normative properties of characters are not
    necessarily etched in stone? If that's true of anything, it should be
    of the PUA.


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