Re: Terminal Graphics Proposal

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Thu Oct 01 1998 - 16:59:36 EDT

>And thus, at minumum, the table in the book should be altered to show all
>control pictures arranged diagonally, and all future control picture
>should also be arranged that way.

We are looking into this for Unicode 3.0. Although the mail discussion makes
clear that the distinction between characters and glyphs is widely known, it
makes no sense to depart from the established use in the one area the
characters are intended for!

Since the two glyph forms are equivalent (i.e. there's no question of changing
the identity of the characters) such a change is editorial in nature. For
what it's worth, ISO 10646 uses the diagonal forms (although incorrectly in
a roman type face).


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