Re: Private Use Variation Selectors (was: RTL PUA?)

From: Shriramana Sharma <>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 21:51:43 +0530

On 08/19/2011 09:00 PM, wrote:
> Quote from 16.4: Standardized variation sequences are defined in the file
> StandardizedVariants.txt in the Unicode Character Database. Ideographic
> variation sequences are defined by the registration process defined in Unicode
> Technical Standard #37, “Unicode Ideographic Variation Database,” and are
> listed in the Ideographic Variation Database. Only those two types of variation
> sequences are sanctioned for use by conformant implementations. In all other
> cases, use of a variation selector character does not change the visual
> appearance of the preceding base character from what it would have had in the
> absence of the variation selector.
> This seems to not allow for private compact use of Variation Selectors. Am I missing something here?

OK, then go back to my suggestion of simply using PUA characters as PUA
Variation Selectors. TUS neither prescribes what to do with PUA chars
nor forbids any use they may be put to.

Shriramana Sharma
Received on Fri Aug 19 2011 - 11:23:03 CDT

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