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

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 02:10:27 +0200

2011/8/24 Doug Ewell <>:
> Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
>>> (1) a plain-text file
>>> (2) using only plain-text conventions (i.e. not adding rich text)
>>> (3) which contains the same PUA code point with two meanings
>>> (4) using different fonts or other mechanisms
>>> (5) in a platform-independent, deterministic way
>>> One or more of the numbered items above must be sacrificed.
>> The only numbered item to sacifice is number (3) here. that's the case
>> where separate PUA agreements are still coordinated so that they don't
>> use the same PUA assignments. This is the case of PUA greements in the
>> Conscript registry.
> Number 3 was the entire basis for srivas's question:
> "If same codes within PUA becomes standard for different purposes, how
> to get both working using same font?
> How to instruct text docs, what font if different fonts are used?"
> Changing the question around, so that we are no longer talking about one
> code point with two meanings, doesn't accomplish anything.

But my initial suggestion implied that condition 3 was not part of it.
This is not me, but sriva that has modified the problem. The problem
was changed later by adding new conditions that I have never intended.
It is clear that this condition 3 is completely unsatisfiable in all
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