RE: What is the principle?

From: Mike Ayers (
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 20:02:41 EST

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    > From: []On
    > Behalf Of Kenneth Whistler
    > Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 4:30 PM

    > The mistake you (and some others on this thread) are making
    > is assuming that PUA characters were added to the standard
    > with some kind of implicit guarantee that end users could
    > define whatever they wanted there and that operating systems
    > would somehow magically supply appropriate rendering and
    > other behavior for them.

            I feel obligated to take this one step further - these folks are
    forgetting that "P" stands for "private". Their use of this space is their
    own problem, in all senses. It does not seem reasonable to me that *any*
    standard behavior could be expected of PUA code points, from operating
    systems or applications, as such may have chosen to, or may yet choose to,
    use those code points to encapsulate very un-font-rendering-like behavior,
    and such a decision, made past, present or future, is a perfectly valid
    private use.


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