From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 03 2004 - 22:33:25 CDT
Jörg Knappen <email@example.com> wrote:
> The following letterlike symbol is still missing from UNicode:
> looks like "Encircled Wz" -- the circle is actually an ellipse.
> Usage: In german dictionaries and lexika it is used to denote words
> which are registered marks by some owners. This usage is still
> I remember that the symbol was also used in advertisements once, but
> it is replaced by the more fashionable REGISTERED SIGN or TRADEMARK
> SIGN in this field.
> The symbol occurs in the private use area of MS Reference Sans Serif
> and MS Reference Serif in the PUA position U+F7BF.
I would have sworn I'd seen this mentioned before, and someone had
presented a reason not to encode it.
It certainly seems to me to be a reasonable candidate. As I recall,
Warenzeichen is a somewhat different legal concept from trademark and
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