New symbol to denote true open access (e.g. to scholarly literature), analogous to the copyright symbol

Jean-François Colson jf at
Fri Mar 21 15:42:40 CDT 2014

Le 21/03/14 12:14, Jan Velterop a écrit :
> May I propose a new Unicode symbol to denote true open access, for instance applied to scholarly literature, in a similar way that © and ® denote copyright and registered trademarks respectively? The proposed symbol is an encircled lower case letter a, in particular in a font where the a has a 'tail', as in a font like Arial, for instance, and not as in a font like Century Gothic.
> A sketch of what I have in mind is here:

Could ⓐ do the job ?

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