Some Private Use Area code points for courtyard codes for text ligatures and swash characters.
Here are some courtyard codes for text ligatures and swash characters.
U+F3A2 PLEASE LIGATE THE NEXT TWO CHARACTERS
U+F3A3 PLEASE LIGATE THE NEXT THREE CHARACTERS
U+F3A4 PLEASE LIGATE THE NEXT FOUR CHARACTERS
U+F3A8 PLEASE SWASH THE NEXT PRINTABLE ITEM
U+F3A9 PLEASE ALTERNATIVE SWASH THE NEXT PRINTABLE ITEM
In the event of requesting a swash version of a ligature where the ligature is requested using U+F3A2 or U+F3A3 or U+F3A4, the swash request code precedes the ligature request code.
Swash versions of any character can be requested, not just ligatures: indeed a swash request for a ligature is thought to be a potentially rare occurrence.
If a U+F3A8 is obeyed and there is no swash character available, then the ordinary version of the letter is displayed.
The U+F3A9 code point is because some fonts may have two swash versions of a particular letter. The U+F3A9 code allows access to the second swash version of a particular letter. If an alternative swash character cannot be displayed, the U+F3A9 code acts as if it were a U+F3A8 code.
2 July 2002
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