Re: Unicode copyleft inquiry

From: John O'Conner (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 19:59:44 EDT

Aren't private-use characters to be used within relatively small,
well-contained organizations? ...hence the "private" in "private-use".
The copyleft idea, and now the copyleft character, will be used by a very
large number of people, or will at least be viewed by potentially many,
many people...with some people being part of the same organization, but
most coming from different ones. This would require different people around
the world to agree upon the code point of the character, which makes it a
quasi-standard, which seems exactly opposite the purpose of private-use

Just stirring up dust,
John O'Conner

Markus Scherer wrote:

> sounds to me like a private-use character, similar to the apple symbol.
> markus

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