Re: holes (unassigned code points) in the code charts

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:42:24 +0000

On 4 Jan 2013, at 18:24, "Whistler, Ken" <> wrote:

> There have been a few notable examples where particularly egregious examples of holes in blocks that seemed unlikely to be filled with like material in the future were "reprogrammed" as it were, and grabbed for the encoding of unrelated sets of characters. The most notable of these is the range U+FDD0..U+FDEF in the middle of the Arabic Presentation Forms-A block.

Another example is the Greek block, where many holes were there just because of the shape of 8859-7. These have been filled up with Greek stuff unrelated to 8859.

Michael Everson *
Received on Fri Jan 04 2013 - 12:44:23 CST

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