From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:15:05 +0100

On 19 Aug 2011, at 18:01, Shriramana Sharma wrote:

>> Even though it isn't encoded? That is, my understanding is that we *can't* change the PUA to ON now, but that there is a suggestion that some *new* hunk of PUA be created that is R, in order to balance the existing L. Is that right?
> Right, Michael is suggesting that, but since the properties of the PUA characters aren't binding as said above, this is also unnecessary.

Saying that does not make it possible for people to use PUA characters with RTL directionality, since all the OSes treat them as LTR.

> Would mean yet another chunk of space where we aren't allowed to encode anything. (Yes yes I know all that about "plenty of space", but that space gets filled up pretty quickly. I predict/expect the SMP will be filled soon.)

Put a RTL PUA zone in Plane 14, which is mostly empty, and expected to remain so, and you're done.

Michael Everson *
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