RE: more dingbats in plain text

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Sat Apr 18 2009 - 04:57:11 CDT

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    Not 100% true. These fonts are encoded in a encoding called "symbol" -- which means a font-specific encoding. The Symbol encoding uses a 16-bit representation in the fonts, and typically fonts have characters mapped from F020 to F0FF. It looks a lot like Unicode PUA, though strictly speaking it is not.


    From: [] On Behalf Of Christopher Fynn []
    Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 9:36 PM
    To: Doug Ewell
    Cc: Unicode Mailing List
    Subject: Re: more dingbats in plain text

    Doug Ewell wrote:

    > The Wingdings and Webdings family of fonts, distributed with every copy
    > of Windows for over a decade, absolutely qualify as "compatibility
    > character sets" according to the guidelines being applied for the emoji.

    At least Microsoft has always mapped the glyphs in Wingdings and
    Webdings to the PUA.

    - Chris

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