adding characters for minority languages

From: William J Poser (
Date: Sat Nov 04 2006 - 14:58:19 CST

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    It would perhaps be nice if there were funding for adding
    minority languages, but the process really isn't as onerous
    as it may seem. It is not like participating in some ISO
    standards development where a large committment of time and
    money may be required.

    Also, there is a short term solution available, which is
    to assign the missing characters to codepoints in one of
    the Private Use Areas. If you publicize this temporary
    encoding (ideally with an accompanying Unicode-encoded font
    so that people can make use of it easily), people will immediately
    gain the ability to work in the language and to read what others
    have written so long as they are aware of the temporary
    encoding. Having done this, you then apply to the Unicode Consortium
    to for permanent codepoints.


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