Private Use areas

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Thu Aug 23 15:37:39 CDT 2018

On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:34:20 +0200
"Janusz S. Bień via Unicode" <unicode at> wrote:

> This is a typical but IMHO obsolete perspective. Fonts are for
> *rendering*, new characters and variants are more and more often
> needed for *input* of real life old texts with sufficient precision.

If we're talking about glyphs which don't actually correspond to new
characters, then that sounds like a good case for private use variation
selectors. To quote Tully, "Abusus non tollit usum".


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