Multiple private agreements (was: RE: Code pages and Unicode)

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:48:55 -0700

srivas sinnathurai <sisrivas at blueyonder dot co dot uk> wrote:

> If same codes within PUA becomes standard for different purposes,

They aren't "standard." Two different private agreements could assign
different characters to the same PUA code points.

> how to get both working using same font?

You can't.

> How to instruct text docs, what font if different fonts are used?

There's no standard way to specify even one font or private agreement in
plain text, let alone how to switch between them within the same
document. This is not an intended use of the PUA.

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