MUFI character recommendation v. 4.0
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The MUFI group has published a recommendation for the selection of characters from the Unicode Standard and for characters to be allocated to the Private Use Area (PUA). Like the previous versions, it has been edited by Odd Einar Haugen, University of Bergen. This recommendation coordinates the usage of PUA with several other fonts and font projects, notably the TITUS project and Junicode. The recommendation has been divided into two parts, each containing the same number of characters, but in different order. Part 1 lists the characters in alphabetical order, beginning with alphabetical characters and then giving numbers, abbreviation characters, punctuation characters, symbols, and finally geometrical and metrical characters. Part 2 lists the characters according to the code charts in the Unicode Standard. Part 1 is intended for casual users, because it is fairly easy to find any particular character simply by browsing through the document on screen or in print. Part 2 is intended for encoders and font designers, because it lists characters according to Unicode code charts and accordingly in ascending code-point order. It also shows the structure of the Private Use Area more clearly than Part 1. In general, it contains more information than Part 1; it distinguishes between ISO entity names (where applicable) and MUFI-recommended entity names, and it includes an appendix specifying all changes from version 3.0 to 4.0. While there was a code-point conflict between Junicode and earlier versions of the recommendation, these conflicts have now been resolved. Version 4.0 will be the last version of the MUFI character recommendation to be published in the present form. Any further updates will most likely be in the form of a database accessible from the MUFI web site.
Part 1: Alphabetical orderPart 2: Code chart order