RE: [OT] What is DEL for?

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 06:06:44 EST

Mike Ayers wrote:
> > This also casts some light on the fact that some fonts
> > (notably JIS fonts)
> > have a big black box glyphs at position 0x7F: [...]
> Probably not. A big black box (big hollow boxes are
> also used for
> this) is a polite way to represent a character which has no glyph.

I don't think this is the case -- at least not for MS Mincho, the only
Japanese font that I have at hand -- because the glyph for all other missing
characters is a small circle; only DEL is a black square.

_ Marco

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