Corporate Use Area (was: Re: Emoji-- all or nothing?)

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Jan 13 2009 - 23:41:37 CST

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    <vunzndi at vfemail dot net> wrote:

    > Wasn't the expression "Corporate Use Area" used by some in times pass
    > as a alternative name for the PUA. :-)

    The PUA was originally and informally divided into a Corporate Use
    Subarea, starting from U+F8FF and working down, and an End-User Subarea,
    starting from U+E000 and working up.

    This wording is still in TUS 5.0 (page 547), but you don't hear much
    about it nowadays. It dates from a time when it was thought that
    corporations would make more, and better publicized, use of private-use
    characters, before the current Zeitgeist that the PUA is something to be
    avoided at virtually all costs.

    Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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