What happened to the CSUR? (< TECH: Unicode Private Use Area)
|Date:||Saturday, February 2, 2008, 13:44|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Philip Newton
> What they could try is to get their script registered in theConScript
> Michael Everson and, formerly, also by John Cowan; it's acollection
> of script ranges for conscripts, intended to avoid subrangeclashing.
> However, it's definitively non-normative, at least to theextent that
> it's not endorsed by the Unicode Consortium, which means thatanyone
> can use ranges which clash with CSUR allocations -- it's justa
> suggestion for people who want to use it to cooperate.
True, there's no enforcement. We'll just have to rely on mutual
> Also, CSUR is (obviously to me) not a good choice for everylittle
> conscript someone comes up with, since it'd fill up prettyquickly if
> every neography out there were registered. Only scripts withsome use
> -- preferably for interchange, rather than only for theircreator's
> private use -- should IMO start an attempt to be registeredthere.
I see no real problem with other scripts using this space. Even
if they overlap, it will still let us know which scripts are
operating in conflict with others.
I only wish I knew how to get in touch with them. I e-mailed
them months ago with the Deini script (ED00-ED1F) but apparently
nobody's bothing to maintain the site any more.
Omniglot was very quick to post it to their site, but they just
document the scripts and aren't making any attempt to "register"
anything, or "reserve" codepoints.
What I'd really like to do is create language packs for
different OS's too. I already have a Windows keyboard driver.