At 12:54 5/31/2002, John Cowan wrote:
>I rather like the Microsoft approach of assigning them [ornaments] to the
>F000-F0FF, which sort of preserves the pseudo-ASCII nature of them without
>interfering with semantic text processing that assigns ASCII semantics to
>the 0000-00FF codepoints.
I don't see the value in preserving the pseudo-ASCII ordering if you're
giving up the easy keyboard access and, of course, any measure of backwards
compatibility with the 8-bit versions of the fonts. As I said, whatever we
come up with is going to be arbitrary and, in terms of text processing, a
kludge. So the question is really, what is the most useful kludge?
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