Private Use areas

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Thu Aug 23 11:11:05 CDT 2018

On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:10:35 +0200
"Janusz S. Bień via Unicode" <unicode at> wrote:

> What kind of software do you have in mind?
> I'm primarily interested in the locally developed programs

It looks as though the security certificates are awry - has someone
forgotten to pay the protection money to the right people?  (Firefox
objects with "The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because
the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.")

> and in Emacs - to my disappointed it looks like the Unicode data are
> set at the compile time, but perhaps this can be negotiated with the
> developers.

Can you be more specific?  For Indic rearrangement I had to define
syllables myself with definitions which I then added to
composition-function-table.  Unfortunately, I then hit the problem
that I had to define Indic rearrangement myself, and OpenType fonts
fall into several incompatible families, which is why I haven't
released a general solution.  My emacs kit for Tai Tham is given via (a probable kinsman got
the 'o'), but there are a lot of odds and ends that need sorting out.

I would expect that you would be able to override any relevant
'compiler' settings via your Emacs start up file - I expect Eli
Zaretski will be along soon with more details.  Of course, you could
always revert to the old tradition and recompile Emacs yourself -
though it may need something like MinGW to compile for Windows.


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