Are you CONFUSED about WHAT CHARACTER(S) you type?!?!
shervinafshar at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 17:18:44 CDT 2015
Just like Unicode Last Resort Font?
On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 2:24 PM, Michael McGlothlin <
mike.mcglothlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to see a free/open "default" font that has a correct, simple
> styled, symbol for every Unicode character. Vendors should be pressured to
> use this font when other options aren't available. I get tired of seeing
> default symbols, incorrect symbols, and mystery white spaces that aren't
> really white space. It's pretty silly to have a code point without a
> default symbol I think.
> Michael McGlothlin
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 25, 2015, at 12:20 PM, Robert Wheelock <rwhlk142 at gmail.com> wrote:
> When you’re typing, do you find yourself winding up being CONFUSED over
> what you type?!?! It’s a crucially SERIOUS matter—especially when typing
> on a computer!
> For instance: When you type in a HOLLOW HEART SUIT (U+02661), it may show
> up as an IDENTICAL TO SIGN (U+02261) or a GREEK CAPITAL LETTER XI
> (U+0039E)... it all DEPENDS on whatever FONT you’re using to type with!
> The default Microsoft Sans Serif font (within Microsoft Windows) has this
> ABOMINABLE habit of substituting this IDENTICAL TO SIGN (which should be at
> U+02261)—because Microsoft (regrettably) placed this math symbol where the
> HOLLOW HEART SUIT should be (at U+02661)! * ¡AGONISTES!*
> What Microsoft SHOULD DO *is* *THIS*: Please move the IDENTICAL TO SIGN
> from (U+02661—the location where the HOLLOW HEART SUIT goes) to its PROPER
> LOCATION at (U+02261)!! THAT would be MUCH better!!
> What other CHARACTER CALAMITIES have you come across?!?!
> Thank You!
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