From: Leo Broukhis (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Oct 20 2008 - 20:57:47 CDT
On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Kenneth Whistler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> See N3546 for the summary of the charts
> as input to the FPDAM for Amendment 6.
Thanks; N3546 was posted on dkuug.dk on Oct. 17 - after I started
thinking about voicing my concerns. :)
It does address most of them.
>> E.g. why is 26D2 "CIRCLED CROSSING LINES = road closed" vs 26D4 "NO
>> ENTRY" (rather than, say, "black circle with heavy white horizontal
>> Why is 26EE "GEAR WITH HANDLES = power plant or power substation" vs
>> 26ED "FACTORY" (rather than, say, "gear with long cogs") - and why is
>> it disambiguated from 2699 "GEAR"? Isn't that just a presentation
> There was a long discussion about that already, occasioned by
> a German NB comment on names for this and similar symbols in
> the ballot. 26ED's name was changed in the last ballot resolution.
That's good. I guess that the "no entry" symbol is so ingrained that
its name is now a glyph name?
>> 26F6 "SQUARE FOUR CORNERS = intersection" vs 26DA "DRIVE SLOW"? Maybe
>> 26DA "SQUARE FOUR CORNER DOTS = drive slow"?
>> 26F0 "MOUNTAIN"? Shouldn't it be "LARGE BLACK UP-POINTING TRIANGLE =
>> mountain" -> 25B2?
>> And, finally, 26FB"JAPANESE BANK SYMBOL"?! What happened to avoiding
>> references to nations in character names (cf. U+262B)?
>> Let it be "vertical bobbin with rounded ends" or something.
> Because that one actually *is* a Japanese bank symbol -- not
> a symbol for Japanese banks, but a symbol for banks, used in
Why not 26EF "JAPANESE MAP SYMBOL FOR LIGHTHOUSE" then (as opposed to
the more familiar symbol, e.g. here:
http://www.spirasolaris.ca/cairnsyakutat2c7.gif ) Or should the "tower
with rays" be a glyph variation?
How about 26E3 "JAPANESE PUBLIC OFFICE SYMBOL", or 26E4 "JAPANESE
PREFECTURAL OFFICE SYMBOL"? And is 26DA "DRIVE SLOW SIGN"
international enough not to require a country specifier?
The glyph for 26FB is simple enough (e.g. compared to 26E3 or 26FF) to
be described generically
(maybe better "white circle with left and right crescent notches").
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