From: William J Poser (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 13:11:55 CDT
>Despite the fact that Unicode is intended to be descriptive and not
>prescriptive, I think the political ramifications of adding the Nazi
>swastika to the standard are such that we're probably best off not
>heading down that road for a long, long, long time.
Hunh? The swastika is already in Unicode. U+534D is the "left-facing
swastika", U+5350 the "right-facing swastika". This is entirely
appropriate. To begin with, swastika has many uses other than as a
symbol of Nazism. For example, on Japanese and Taiwanese maps it
is used to mark the position of temples. Moreover, even as a symbol
of Nazism it is neutral - that is, it can be used to promote Nazism
or to condemn it.
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