From: Karl Pentzlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jul 29 2006 - 19:56:27 CDT
After incorporating some more hints from the discussion, now the third
draft of my proposal to encode an EXTERNAL LINK INDICATOR symbol
is found at:
The main changes:
Name of the proposed symbol changed again from EXTERNAL LINK INDICATOR
to EXTERNAL LINK SIGN.
Bidi_mirrored property no longer proposed to be "yes".
Some discussion whether the symbol is really a character in the
Short discussion of some more examples of external link symbols
found on the Internet.
-- Am Dienstag, 25. Juli 2006 um 18:47 schrieb Kenneth Whistler: (in the thread: Re: Draft 2 of the proposal to encode an EXTERNAL LINK INDICATOR symbol in the BMP) KW> 2. The proposed name EXTERNAL LINK INDICATOR is, IMO, a marginal KW> improvement over just EXTERNAL LINK, but is still rather too KW> close to suggesting a control function to me ... Therefore, I have changed the name to EXTERNAL LINK *SIGN* to emphasize its functional similarity to characters like U+00A9 COPYRIGHT SIGN or U+2122 TRADE MARK SIGN. KW> 3. The change to make this Bidi_Mirrored=Y will provoke another KW> fight ... This is not my intention, therefore I no longer propose that. KW> 4. ... appropriateness for encoding as a *character* ... I have addressed this in my recent draft, and tried to point out the differences to more iconic link symbols like "previous" or "home". Best wishes from Bavaria Karl Pentzlin
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