From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:39:16 -0700

Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa at gmail dot com> wrote:

>> I don't buy the assumption that all the world is either AAT, Graphite
>> or Uniscribe.
> Nobody asserted that either. It is only pointed out that major
> implementations are able to provide what you seek.

The distinction between what is permitted by Unicode and what is
available in major implementations is not always being observed in this

> The request being made to allocate BC=R areas in the PUA is sure to
> generate an impression that conformant implementations should consider
> such a property normative, which then would violate the definition of
> the PUA that conformant implementations need not treat any property of
> the PUA as normative.

This is a tough nut to crack. Statements are already being made here to
the effect that the default BC property for PUA is normative.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | | @DougEwell ­
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