Garth Wallace gwalla at
Wed Jun 8 17:47:23 CDT 2016

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7:26 AM, David Faulks <davidj_faulks at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Just a question here.
> The Zodiac sign Capricorn has an alternate Glyph/Symbol (see below):
> It is only vaguely similar to the glyph found in the Unicode charts and astrological sites, and sometimes astrological software offers a choice between the two.
> Since every font I have checked on my computer, uses a glyph close to the Unicode charts (if they have Zodiac symbols at all), I am thinking that it might be best to propose this as a separate character.
> Is this a good idea?

Is it ever used alongside the more common symbol, with some semantic
distinction, or is it more of a stylistic choice?

> Also, Zodiac signs right now have Emoji representations. Would I have to submit this as an Emoji rather than a symbol? Would I have to make up a coloured Emoji Glyph?

I think the emoji representations of the standard zodiac symbols exist
because a Japanese cell phone provider put zodiac symbols in their
Shift-JIS emoji sets (since those symbols are not otherwise part of
the Shift-JIS standard).

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