Private Use Area in Use (from Tag characters and in-line graphics (from Tag characters))
idou747 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 06:38:02 CDT 2015
Yep, I clicked on your document and saw an empty square where your character should be.
F = FAIL.
On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM, William_J_G Overington
<wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Private Use Area in Use (from Tag characters and in-line graphics (from Tag characters))
>>> That's not agreed upon. I'd say that the general agreement is that the private ranges are of limited usefulness for some very limited use cases (such as designing encodings for new scripts).
>> They are of limited usefulness precisely because it is pathologically hard to make use of them in their current state of technological evolution. If they were easy to make use of, people would be using them all the time. I’d bet good money that if you surveyed a lot of applications where custom characters are being used, they are not using private use ranges. Now why would that be?
> Actually, I have used Private Use Area characters a lot, and, once I had got used to them, I found them incredibly straightforward to use.
> I have made fonts that include Private Use Area encodings using the High-Logic FontCreator program and then used those fonts in Serif PagePlus, both to produce PDF documents and PNG graphics, as needed for my particular project at the time.
> For example,
> William Overington
> 3 June 2015
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