Re: Is U+0140 (l with middle dot) ever used?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri Aug 09 2002 - 23:50:30 EDT

Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin <antonio at tuvalkin dot web dot pt> wrote:

> Hm. But middle dot is not also a letter symbol. It's also used as a
> bullet, a tab filling, even a box-drawing char. Shouldn't Unicode
> provide a way to separate this duality?

It should, and does. Unicode has plenty of bullet operators, hyphen
bullets, dot operators, little black circles and squares and triangles,
all kinds of stuff to fill these various typographical needs. The only
question is whether people will actually use these new goodies, or
continue to settle for whatever their keyboard and favorite 8-bit code
page gave them.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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