Tengwar on a general purpose translation site
jameskass at code2001.com
Wed Mar 9 12:38:43 CST 2022
Suppose a proposal works around any IP concerns, real or imaginary, by
using generic character names along the lines of CJK ideographs. Such as:
U+xxx01 FICTIONAL CONSCRIPT CHARACTER-XXX01
U+xxx02 FICTIONAL CONSCRIPT CHARACTER-XXX02
and so forth.
The charts covering the ranges could be blank with a footnote explaining
that the lack of glyphs is due to IP concerns. The proposal could refer
to earlier proposals for usage examples and the proposed range need not
mention any author's name or copyrighted brands.
Would such a proposal have any chance of moving forward towards acceptance?
If no, then it may be pointless to pursue standardization of fictional
ConScripts. If yes, then a proposer seeking an IP release could submit
examples of what the proposed range would look like with or without the
release to the IP holder, telling the IP holder that the writing system
in question will likely be encoded one way or another. The IP holder
could then decide whether it would be better to grant or withhold the
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