From: Kenneth Whistler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 29 2005 - 13:11:25 CDT
> And of course technical symbols (like the worldwide spread play, pause,
> skip, etc.)
> need to be exchanged electronically in plain text.
There are standards for this kind of thing... even ISO
standards. See, for example:
which gives a capsule summary of ISO/IEC 11581 "Icon symbols and
*That* is the relevant ISO standard for these things -- not
ISO/IEC 10646 "Information Technology -- Universal Multiple-Octet
Coded Character Set (UCS)."
A few of these doo-dads have gotten encoded as characters in
the Unicode Standard for a variety of reasons, but nobody
really wants to start down the road of standardizing every
iconic element printed on equipment somewhere as *characters*.
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