Re: "Missing character" glyph

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Aug 01 2002 - 01:00:24 EDT

Asmus Freytag <asmusf at ix dot netcom dot com> wrote:

> No code point is safe.

Indeed, but some are less unsafe than others. You can't use U+FFEF,
because some process might actually filter out noncharacters. You can't
use U+FFFD, because some process might generate a special glyph for it
(SC UniPad does). And the moment you settle on some hollow rectangle or
square as your example, someone will point out that it doesn't match the
black square or whatever that appears on *his* system.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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