From: Addison Phillips (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 19:17:34 CDT
Doug pointed out:
> Sure. It's all over the place. But is it a character?
I think it should be pointed out that most of the extant "dingbatty
junk" in Unicode is there strictly for compatibility reasons and not
because the UTC felt a particular need for a HOT BEVERAGE and suchlike.
The usual arguments for including more logo-like stuff into Unicode is
ease of input or association with running text. I think non-textual
items really should stay in the realm of markup and graphics, rather
than overburdening character encodings.
There are plenty of actual characters to encode; mere dingbats should be
scrutinized very carefully.
-- Addison Phillips Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc. Internationalization is an architecture. It is not a feature.
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