Thanks, Chris & Marco, for the feedback. Marco is right that
I've got both the centered ring and the centered dot to deal
with. The former is clearly U+3002, which Chris referred to.
The latter, and it's distinctness from the former, is clearly
shown at the links Marco provided. Thanks!
I noticed in some of the character set tables in Ken Lunde's
book (CJKV Information Processing) a character that appear to
be what I was referring to; e.g. in the table for GB2312-80,
row 01 shows the ideographic space at cell 03 and the centered
dot at cell 04. If I understand how the encodings work, these
correspond to 0x2123 and 0x2124, which Marco discussed.
Now, I've got to decide on the mapping to Unicode. As Marco
mentioned (thanks for looking this up) the mapping table at the
Unicode ftp site gives:
0x2124 0x30FB # KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT
which is what Ken Whistler gave as the mapping a few days ago.
But then Marco has discovered that MS has used a different
mapping to U+00B7.
Chris, Michel, Avery or anyone else at Microsoft: Do you know
why MS software uses a different mapping?
At any rate, the info Marco has given me on this centered dot
sounds the most convincing to me, a novice trying to weigh the
different information available. Thanks again.
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