Re: Codepoint Differentiation

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Feb 21 2005 - 20:09:30 CST

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    Doug <UList at dfa dash mail dot com> wrote:

    > Though there is a second question of whether the Variation Selectors,
    > or a new block of differentiators, could be opened up for use as a
    > "PUA for each codepoint". This could allow user communities to set up
    > auxilliary unofficial standards (such as my Archaic Greek alphabets),
    > if Unicode chose not to take the effort in that regard. There would be
    > some other benefits in preventing PUA conflicts as well, whether user-
    > community standardized, or left to individual font use.

    If the things being proposed are private-use characters, forget about
    variation selectors and just use the Private Use Area. You can always
    publicize your code point assignments, which won't prevent someone else
    from using the same code points for something else, but may work well
    for a specific user community.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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