From: Guy Steele (Guy.Steele@sun.com)
Date: Fri Aug 26 2005 - 18:43:49 CDT
Hi. This is my first message to the mailing list, though I've been
somewhat involved with Unicode for the last ten years through
my involvement with the design of the Java programming language.
My son asks: does Unicode have the set of symbols usually used
to label tape transport controls on a tape deck or VCR? I am speaking
especially of the double vertical rectangle used for "pause". Some of
the others are fairly generic (left and right-pointing solid triangles
for "reverse" and "forward", circle for "record", etc.), but "fast
and "fast forward" (and for virtual transports on a personal computer
screen, "return to start" and "go to end") also have special symbols.
I do see that Unicode already has the related U+23CF EJECT SYMBOL
consisting of a solid triangle above a horizontal bar. I checked the
Unicode 4.1 database but the only occurrence of the word "pause" was
in the comment for U+2389 CIRCLED HORIZONTAL BAR WITH NOTCH,
and searching for "fast" and "rewind" turned up nothing.
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