VS: Regarding Unicode for new Symbol

Erkki I Kolehmainen eik at iki.fi
Sun May 24 03:02:49 CDT 2015

You are not the first one to come up with this kind of a proposal (even for sentences), which has never received any noticeable support - for good reasons, I might add. 


Erkki I. Kolehmainen

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Lähettäjä: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at unicode.org] Puolesta baskar raj
Lähetetty: 24. toukokuuta 2015 07:56
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Aihe: Re: Regarding Unicode for new Symbol


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 wanadoo.fr> 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 gmail.com>:


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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