PUA (BMP) planned characters HTML tables

James Kass via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sun Aug 11 20:21:42 CDT 2019

On 2019-08-11 5:26 PM, [ Doug Ewell ] via Unicode wrote:
> If you are thinking of these as potential future additions to the standard, keep in mind that accented letters that can already be represented by a combination of letter + accent will not ever be encoded. This is one of the longest-standing principles Unicode has.

Good point.

There was a time when populating the PUA with precomposed glyphs was 
necessary for printing or display, but that time has passed. Hopefully 
anyone seeking charts is transcoding older data into proper Unicode.

This can be illustrated with the Marshallese combos mentioned earlier.

PUA:  
Standard:  ĻļM̧m̧ŅņO̧o̧

Well, that didn't work out as well as expected.  But the standard 
Unicode is supported (more or less) by some of the core fonts installed 
here.  Nothing installed here displays anything useful for the PUA 
characters.  A decent OpenType font designed with Marshallese in mind 
should work just fine with the combiners.

The fact is that the standard characters will survive and can be 
universally exchanged.  And there's plenty of web page charts showing 
the standard characters.

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