OverStrike control character

Mark E. Shoulson mark at kli.org
Sat Jun 20 20:37:32 CDT 2020

On 6/20/20 9:31 PM, abrahamgross--- via Unicode wrote:
> Basically, yes. unicode has plenty of basic geometric shapes throughout that can be utilized to build interchangeable (and non-PUA) characters. (if Classical Yi ever get accepted, then youll be able to use just about any shape out there for your overstriking needs (the proposal lists over 88k new chars!))
> 2020/06/20 午後8:45:18 Doug Ewell via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>:
>> It seems the only serious use case for this character (as opposed to "it would be fun" or "it would be possible" or "Unicode has lots of empty code points, and look at the stuff they've already encoded") is that people could make up their own characters — so long as they consisted of two or more existing glyphs, one overstruck on the other — and they would have a non-PUA Unicode representation. Is that about the size of it?
You have just made one the strongest possible arguments against your own 


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