From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Apr 18 2009 - 04:57:11 CDT
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: firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com] On Behalf Of Christopher Fynn [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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.
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