Talk:ConScript Unicode Registry

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The John Cowan referred to in this article is not the John Cowan referred to in the article of that name, so the hyperlink is now removed. --07:05, 8 January 2006 (UTC)

Does someone know if John Cowan who is mentioned here is the same one as John Woldemar Cowan who is responsible for the Lojban Grammar? --213.47.109.179 18:24, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Yes. He has a Lojban link on his home page. Deh 18:46, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Article expansion?[edit]

Does anyone have ideas to expand this article, or should this be merged with something else? I suppose we could list current CSUR proposal scripts like Tengwar and Cirth? -- Jordi· 09:54, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

CSUR Allocations[edit]

There appears to be some discrepancies between the ranges given on the main CSUR page and the CSUR Roadmap for the Aui, Amman-Iar, Streich and Xaîni scripts. I have used the values from the roadmap since using the values on the main page does not allow enough room for the Xaîni script. --Wm243 (talk) 10:24, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Alternatives?[edit]

Is there any alternatives to ConScript for registering common fictional alphabets? The trouble with ConScript is that it occupies not only the "Corporate" Private subarea, but also the "Private" Private subarea, such that a club that needs a really private alphabet, cannot combine that with also using Tengwar in their discussions. Another trouble is that it has filled up the BMP private area with alphabets with virtually no usage. Tengwar, Cirth and Klingon are widely used, most of the other not. ... said: Rursus (mbork³) 12:31, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm not aware of any alternatives to ConScript, but the idea with the Private Use Area is that you may use it for any purpose you want, so you are free to create alternatives if you want to. If you need Tengwar, Cirth and Klingon in addition to your club's own private alphabet, you could map Tengwar, Cirth and Klingon to their CSUR positions and assign the other parts of the PUA to the club's own private alphabet. No one is required to use all of CSUR (and I don't think anyone needs all of the scripts at the same time). Besides, CSUR doesn't really use all of the PUA. A few BNP code points are free (but were previously assigned so reusing them might be bad). Most plane 15 and all plane 16 code points are also free. --Stefan2 (talk) 23:00, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
What is "Corporate" and "Private" in PUA? -DePiep (talk) 11:10, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Unofficial ConScript Registry[edit]

It seems the original CSUR isn't maintained anymore, so an unofficial registry has sprung up: http://www.kreativekorp.com/ucsur/ Can we include a link to it on the main page, as well as including some of the new proposed script mappings that aren't in the original CSUR? These are marked in green on the unofficial CSUR page. ThVortex (talk) 23:55, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Why do they use "Unofficial"? Already CSUR is "unofficial", i.e. not Unicode Standard. Bad naming. Now you can go and describe it correctly in the encyclopedia. Might even need a Move (name change) into a more general one. Hey, so we do have another forkin' standard for the same!? Great. -DePiep (talk) 00:01, 24 December 2011 (UTC)