Spiral symbol

Andrés Sanhueza via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Fri Feb 15 18:54:25 CST 2019

El mar., 22 ene. 2013 a las 19:11, Karl Pentzlin (<karl-pentzlin at acssoft.de>)

> Am Dienstag, 22. Januar 2013 um 01:11 schrieb Andrés Sanhueza:
> AS> I have wondered if it may be a good idea to make a proposal to an
> AS> "spiral" character, basically because I believe is the only mayor
> AS> symbol recurrently used for represent "swearing" in comics that's
> AS> missing from Unicode.
> In 2011, I produced a proposal in which I tried to complete the set of
> Comic symbols which went into Unicode with the Emoji set, based on the
> fact that a confined set of such symbols is found regularly as part of
> plain text contained in the speech balloons of comics.
> This document, not surprising, contains the spiral (in fact, two
> variants of it).
Question: Why both a right and left facing spiral are exactly need? Isn't a
single one (whose direction is just a glyph variant) enough? There was a
previous thread that also suggested these very symbols, but otherwise I
have found no evidence of the specific need for it.
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