From: John H. Jenkins (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 13:55:20 CDT
On May 8, 2007, at 12:11 PM, William J Poser wrote:
> 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.
I'm not denying either point. I'm just saying that there would be
very unpleasant political ramifications to adding a specifically Nazi
swastika to the standard which it would be best to avoid.
John H. Jenkins
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