I think so. The use of "#" is mostly historical due to lack of Unicode
support initially. At least I believe so. The first fonts were WinAnsi
only. IMO, it makes sense to make that transition. However, for
single-byte fonts, we might still need to use "#". Not sure.

On 07.01.2011 14:17:42 Simon Pepping wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 07:31:07AM -0500, bugzi...@apache.org wrote:
> > https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50471
> > 
> > --- Comment #4 from Andreas L. Delmelle <adelme...@apache.org> 2011-01-07 
> > 07:31:03 EST ---
> > 
> > Very right indeed. 
> > So, if no one objects, I will apply the patch as proposed. FOP will no 
> > longer
> > crash, but simply show a '#' for such unassigned codepoints in the output.
> > Treating them as regular alphabetic characters seems to be safe enough for 
> > the
> > time being.
> 
> Would it not be better to use character FFFD, 'Replacement Character',
> ?, for this?
> 
> Simon




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