From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Nov 16 2003 - 23:59:38 EST
D. Starner <shalesller at writeme dot com> wrote:
>> Perhaps a bit off topic but while U+FE73 is made completely useless
>> by modern computer font techniques and would be only found in legacy
>> data, the U+2500..U+257F block may have legitimate typographycal use
>> nowadays, wouldn't it?
> Outside of monospaced text (which isn't really a legitimate
> typographical use), you can't use it with variable length characters.
> So it's possible to make limited line art with it, but unless you're
> showing off, illustrations are much more useful.
I suspect Frank da Cruz will come along and say this much more
There is still a place in the world for monospaced plain text documents,
and such documents certainly could benefit from the Box Drawing block,
the Unicode equivalent of "ASCII art." Not everything is a Web page
displayed in Arial with embedded graphics.
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