> Where can I find a list of glyphs for the new Unicode 3.0 symbols
> that are currently under ballot?
Me too, please! I also would like to see them. A few of the new
characters are in the http://czyborra.com/unifont/ already. More of
them are cordially invited.
John Jenkins' http://charts.unicode.org/ displayed Unicode 2.1 long
before 2.1/TR8 got published. I hope that charts.unicode.org will be
equally ahead of time for Unicode 3.0.
Speaking of charts.unicode.org, I managed to write a little script
http://czyborra.com/unifont/gif2bdf that helped me to compress the
http://charts.unicode.org/Unicode.charts/Small.Glyphs/ into one handy
font http://pub.cs.tu-berlin.de/doc/uxterm/unicode.bdf.gz (150 KB)
with an amazing degree of completeness but suboptimal bitmap quality
and bad kerning metrics :)
Speaking of Unicode 3.0 (thank you all for the many enlightening
details!) I would like to express my wish for the following additions
to the Unicode 3.0 CD-ROM for implementor's convenience:
1. Distribute the bitmaps from charts.unicode.org on the CD-ROM
to relieve the charts.unicode.org server
2. Add an "age" field to the unidata.txt to specify since which
Unicode version each character has been defined:
"1.0", "1.1", "2.0", "2.1", or "3.0"
3. Add an "ASCII transliteration" mapping to each Unicode character
so that it can be rendered readable in ASCII contexts
4. Make the names.txt equivalent to the book's charts by illustrating
it with UTF-8 characters, for example
0025 % PERCENT SIGN
x (arabic percent sign - 066A ٪)
x (per mille sign - 2030 ‰)
x (per ten thousand sign - 2031 ‱)
5. Disambiguate the non-ASCII characters in unihan.txt by using UTF-8
6. Add mapping tables for the other ISO standards listed as source
standards in chapter R.1 but not in mappings/iso*/
Some subjective comments on Markus's nice list:
> 01F8 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH GRAVE
> 01F9 LATIN SMALL LETTER N WITH GRAVE
> 0218 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER S WITH COMMA BELOW
> 0219 LATIN SMALL LETTER S WITH COMMA BELOW
> 021A LATIN CAPITAL LETTER T WITH COMMA BELOW
> 021B LATIN SMALL LETTER T WITH COMMA BELOW
> 021E LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H WITH CARON
> 021F LATIN SMALL LETTER H WITH CARON
I still miss the LATIN CAPITAL LETTER J WITH CARON from ISO 9, LATIN
SMALL LETTER DOTLESS J from TeX, and LATIN SMALL AND CAPITAL LETTER G
WITH TILDE ABOVE for Guarani (gn).
> 0400 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IE WITH GRAVE
> 040D CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE
> 0450 CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER IE WITH GRAVE
> 045D CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE
> 20AD KIP SIGN
> 20E2 ENCLOSING SCREEN
> 20E3 ENCLOSING KEY CAP
> 2395 APL FUNCTIONAL SYMBOL QUAD
These exist in http://czyborra.com/unifont/.
> 237E BELL SYMBOL
I also would like to see a standardized APPLE.
No, I don't have the time to write formal proposals for any of these.
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