From: Mike Ayers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 18 2004 - 12:49:24 EST
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Jon Wilson
> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:27 AM
> The character in question is a variant of "CIRCLED LATIN
> CAPITAL LETTER
> A", commonly referred to as the "Anarchy" symbol. The bars
> of the A are
> longer than normal, extending to touch or even overlap the circle.
The versions I have seen tend to have all points extending past the
circle, except on top.
> See for example, http://www.4commongood.org/images/circlea.jpg
So polished and stylized! It screams, "Anarchy! Anarchy! Mmm,
what's for lunch?"
> This character has a distinct history and meaning, and I
> believe it to
> be suitable for inclusion in Unicode as a separate character from
> CIRCLED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A.
> As I understand it, I need to do the following:
> 1) Check that the character does not already exist within the Unicode
> standard. I don't think it does, but someone more familiar
> with it may
> wish to double check
Whoops! We forgot step 0, "Verify that it is in fact a
character". This is where you should have stopped, as the glyph in
question is used in the unique composition of exactly no words. It's a
symbol, not a character.
> In the spirit of anarchy, I am likely to pursue this application,
> whatever response I get! Equally in the spirit of anarchy,
> you are free
> to make provide whatever comments and assistance you wish, on
> any of the
> above points.
In the spirit of anarchy, I challenge you to a croquet match.
 - Not quoted from anywhere, but it is a requirment nonetheless.
Otherwise, we'd have the McDonald's arches and Nike swoosh encoded.
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