On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 05:49:58PM -0500, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> I recently found out that there's some sort of "free space" where anyone
> can stick anything -- and someone has stuck in there the Dr. Seuss
> "letters" from *On beyond Zebra* -- except that they are, obviously, not
> "letters," but ligatures of various Roman letters, and they are,
> obviously, not components of any sort of writing system. That's when I
> became inclined to take Unicode less than seriously.

Why? Private Use areas are terribly useful; they help make round-trip
tables for character sets that aren't subsets of Unicode (e.g.
MacRoman); they provide a way to encode whatever character or script you
want without making a formal proposal and getting them included (esp.
for idiosyncritic or personal characters).

The ConScript encoding is no more official than any other; if you want
to use those codepoints for your own script, you're welcome to do so.
Once Unicode created the Private Use area, there's nothing they can do
about anything anyone wants to do with it.

David Starner - dstarner98@...
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