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SIL Corporate PUA Assignments
The following table gives a list of Unicode private-use character assignments used
within SIL International.
This information is provided for those who work in collaboration with SIL and who may wish to interchange
language data. It does not constitute a recommendation for widespread adoption of PUA character
SIL corporation-wide PUA usage uses the codepoint range U+F100..U+F8FF. Individual SIL field entities
might also make independent PUA character assignments in the range U+E000..U+EFFF. Corporate PUA assignments
follow the following roadmap:
||modifier letters (e.g. superscripts)
||other non-Latin alphabetic characters
Roadmap (Revised 2003-8-11)
SIL Corporate PUA Character Assignments
In preparing fonts to facilitate corporate transition to Unicode, NRSI has attempted to create a font that
will meet the character needs of users working with Latin or Cyrillic scripts throughout the corporation. In
order to achieve this, it was necessary to identify private-use character needs related to these scripts from
all entities. Documented here are the code-points for each of the Private Use Area (PUA) characters which
have been assigned to the corporate area of the PUA. The Unicode 5.2 standard includes 205 characters that
were previously allocated to codepoints in the Private Use Area by
SIL’s PUA committee. A TECkit mapping file for converting from PUA
codepoints to Unicode codepoints is provided here. SIL's fonts do not yet
support Unicode 6.0 or Unicode 6.1 character assignments. Neither do they support the two newest PUA
characters (U+F26C and U+F26D).
Character properties are listed in the UCD-SIL_PUA_[date].xls file which
shall be distributed with this document. We have also included a worksheet (DeprecatedAssignments) to SIL's
PUA UCD (Unicode Character Database) spreadsheet. This worksheet shows the history of every SIL PUA
character: what PUA version it was added and what version, if any, it was deprecated. This will help
implementers determine which PUA versions a specific keyboard, font, or mapping table supports.
The only change to version 6.2a is that we've officially deprecated U+F247 LATIN SMALL LETTER AT and U+F248 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER AT.
Deprecated SIL Corporate PUA
These PUA characters have been added to Unicode and are being deprecated. This page lists those PUA
characters along with the appropriate Unicode codepoints. Please use the Unicode codepoint instead of the PUA
codepoint. Our SIL Unicode Roman fonts will continue to support the PUA codepoint for backwards compatibility
The only change to version 6.1d is that we've added "Title Case Equivalent" codepoints for U+F262 LATIN SMALL LETTER K WITH DESCENDER and U+F264 LATIN SMALL LETTER Z WITH DESCENDER.
(Unicode 5.0 information added)
(Hebrew information is wrong)
2003-08-11 PC: revised Roadmap
2003-02-25 PC: created page
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