Regarding Unicode for new Symbol

baskar raj baskar115 at
Sat May 23 23:55:50 CDT 2015

i just gave "and" as an example (verdy), i am just curious to know if we
propose a symbol for a word does Unicode encode it or accept when it is
already used by a small community of users, shall we claim in letter like
symbols (00–4F). (any possibility)
or we can only implement in private use area until it is recognized - which
is not possible for small mediums to get widely recognized other than
bigger names like Microsoft or Apple proposing.

On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 4:15 AM, Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at> wrote:

> But there's already a symbol encoded for this common word: it is part of
> the ASCII subset (&) and is already encoded as a symbol (even if initially
> it was designed as a cursive simplification of a ligature for the Latin
> letters "et" (and used also within words containing these letters, in
> addition to the MAtin word "et" itself).
> Some fonts still make the ligature more evident, but as a symbol it allows
> more variation of its shape (it is also used in a trademark symbol for the
> Orange telecommunication group, with a specific design, but for such usage
> as a logo, the encoded character is not suitable: logos are transported as
> images to specify also this shape and color design, not encoded in the
> character itself).
> 2015-05-23 14:41 GMT+02:00 baskar raj <baskar115 at>:
>> Hi,
>> Is it possible to get a Unicode for a new symbol, designed for a commonly
>> used word, For Example lets say "and" . which can be used in conjunction
>> with numbers or letters. so is it possible to file application seeking
>> Unicode....

Kind Regards,

M Baskar Raj
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