From: Adam Twardoch (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Aug 30 2005 - 11:37:20 CDT
Michael Everson wrote:
> WOMENS RESTROOM (no apostrophe allowed) would certainly be useful for
> a range of travel-related literature.
In different locales, this symbol is written using completely different
pictograms. Sometimes, a silhouette of a man or a woman is used,
sometimes, a down-pointing triangle and a circle are being used.
Some of the pictograms are standardized by different organizations. E.g.
there is the set of 50 pictograms from the U.S. Department of Transport,
there is ISO 7001, there are ICAO/IMO and WTO recommendations etc.
A good overview of the topic can be found here:
http://www.iws.ie/media/pdf/Signs&symbols.pdfhose interested in the
topic may also observe the typographic horror suggested by some
standards organizations :)
I don't think this stuff should necessarily be encoded as text.
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