Re: Private Use Area

From: William_J_G Overington <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:37:31 +0000 (GMT)

In my forum post yesterday I included the following.


Anyone can assign anything he or she chooses to any code point in any Private Use Area just by doing it, there is no need to register or anything like that. However, so can everybody else. So the assignments are not unique.

So care is needed. However, with care, using the Private Use Area can be extremely useful.

Sometimes the Private Use Area is used for alternate glyphs for existing regular characters, sometimes for characters that are not in regular Unicode and sometimes for symbols.

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William Overington

19 February 2013
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