I suppose you could say there was a deliberate decision not to include them,
because I was the DEC representative to the UTC at the time Unicode 1.0 was
being formulated, and we went out of our way NOT to request their inclusion
F. Avery Bishop
Program Manager, Multilingual Developer Communications
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick McGowan [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, September 25, 1998 1:07 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Subject: Re: Missing DEC VT100 graphics characters
> > It might be nice to have equivalents for those in Unicode as well
> > (probably in the U+259X range). Have they just been forgotten or was
> > there a deliberate decision not to include them?
> Well... I think User Space sounds like a fine place to put the VT100
> "horizontal line scan" glyphs. The only use these will ever have is in
> VT emulation, where they will be program-generated for display purposes.
> I would suspect they were not left out of the original standard with any
> prejudice; probably just overlooked or never came up as desirable or
> necessary. They could have been "conveniently overlooked", but I doubt
> was any such deliberation.
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