Re: FW: where is the RECYCLE icon ?

From: Timothy Partridge (
Date: Wed Oct 27 1999 - 15:27:01 EDT

Markus Kuhn recently said:

> The problem with making it a
> is exactly the same as with the existing
> There is no mechanism in Unicode to enclose more than a single
> character, i.e. you can't even produce a [ESC], [Ctrl], [AltGr] or
> [F4] keycap! Same for [PS] the recycle marker for polystyrene etc.
> I personally think, these more complex enclosing character, which
> usually have to change their size/shape based on the content should not
> be part of a character set such as Unicode. The word processor should
> offer a mechanism to include resizeable (i.e., parameterized) vector
> graphics into documents, which can also be used for arbitrary sized
> brackets, square roots, etc. All these are more graphical elements than
> characters (like underlining, table rules, figures, etc), especially due
> to their shape variability, and therefore clearly outside the scope of
> the Unicode standard (as the combing keycap probably also should have
> been).

U+0F3C and U+0F3D managed to get into Unicode.

Ancient Egyptian poses several similar problems as I'm sure you're aware.


Tim Partridge. Any opinions expressed are mine only and not those of my employer

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