Powerline symbols?

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Tue Oct 12 00:29:30 CDT 2021

Font Awesome only recently started adding Unicode mapping to many of its characters, finally. <https://github.com/FortAwesome/Font-Awesome/issues/222#issuecomment-860199230> 

There are many other symbol fonts out there that are used primarily in web design. A lot of the symbols don’t really differ much, graphically and semantically, from ones already encoded. Different fonts use different PUA assignments, though. As with original Japanese emojis, Unicode should step in and lead an effort to harmonize and standardize the code points used for (non-logo) pictographs. 


Christoph Päper

> Am 12.10.2021 um 03:26 schrieb Rebecca Bettencourt via Unicode <unicode at corp.unicode.org>:
> You mean Font Awesome? They're used in (mostly web) UIs as icons, not as part of text (like Dingbats/Wingdings/Webdings are) or in a terminal (like Box Drawing/Symbols for Legacy Computing/Powerline symbols are). That's an important distinction.
> -- Rebecca Bettencourt
>> On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 6:06 PM abrahamgross--- via Unicode <unicode at corp.unicode.org> wrote:
>> I'd wager and say that many awesome font symbols (which powerline is a part of) should also be encoded as theyre heavily used all over.
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