Re: U+2121

From: Marco Piovanelli (
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 13:56:36 EDT

On Tue, 25 Jul 2000 18:28:25 -0800 (GMT-0800),
Patrick Andries ( wrote:

>Shoudl the telephone sign U+2121 be superscript, and therefore annotated
><exp> 0054 T 0045 E 004C L.


The "TEL" sign depicted on page 508 of the Unicode 3.0 Book
isn't superscript (unliken say, the immediately preceding and
following characters, U+2120 SERVICE MARK and U+2122 TRADE
MARK SIGN). Also, the description on page 509 indicates a
compatibility decomposition to U+0054 U+0045 U+004C without
a <super> compatibility formatting tag.

>The two only Unicode fonts I have show this character as a superscript glyph
>(Andalé and Arial Unicode MS).

A quick check with the two fonts on my mac that have this
character in their repertoire (Osaka and Heisei Mincho)
reveals a somewhat condensed (but *not* superscript) "TEL".

                                     -- marco

I have forced myself to contradict myself,
in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.

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