Running text requirement?

Roozbeh Pournader roozbeh at
Sat Jul 23 19:09:15 CDT 2016

In my experience, no such requirement is a binary yes/no. If you have a
good character candidate, run it by the list, or just write a proposal. UTC
tends to look at all the merits together, instead of a list of things that
should all be there or else there won't be a character.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Ken Shirriff <ken.shirriff at>

> Someone asked me about the requirement for evidence that proposed new
> characters are used in running text. I thought it was in the Symbol
> Guidelines ( or the
> Character Proposals document (
> but it's not there. Is there a written requirement for running text
> somewhere or is it "tradition"?
> Ken
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