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I was analyzing Unicode tables and some pro fonts to understand how it works. Even after navigate through the huge Unicode documentation, some doubts remains:
1. Unicode tables does not includes variations for small caps, petite caps, swashes, beginnings, endings and alternates. So, all these glyphs will have no Unicode set while the font development. Correct?
2. When the font is generated, these glyphs without Unicode are recorded on Private User Area and receive a Unicode assigned by the font generator program. Correct?
3. Glyphs without a Unicode definition works correctly but are identified as NULL in InDesign glyph palette. Is there a way to replace this NULL name by a descriptive one?
4. How could I control the order InDesign adopts in the Glyph palette? Illustrator shows exactly the same order I adopted in Index view under FontLab, but InDesign ignores it for the first 256 glyphs.
5. A glyph that does not exists on Unicode table – as g with tilde, used in some Native American languages – could be added without problems to the font? I remember to read a recommendation not to add language variations in PUA. Which is the best practice to these situations?
Thanks in advance!