From: Roozbeh Pournader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Apr 19 2009 - 03:16:25 CDT
On Sat, 2009-04-18 at 14:41 -0700, Asmus Freytag wrote:
> To see this, try (on Windows):
> Run Wordpad
> Select Wingdings
> Type F04A
> Press Alt+X
> -> you will see the smiley
> Now type J
> -> you will see another smiley
> In other words, both 004A and F04A end up displaying the same glyph.
> The way the designers of this feature explained this to me (a long time
> ago) it allowed fonts to support the PUA so that they would not overload
> the ASCII codes, but at the same time, existing fonts that were mapped
> to the ASCII range would continue to function, as would existing
> (pre-Unicode) applications that expected symbol fonts to be mapped to
> the ASCII area.
So that's the reason I see all those capitals J's in emails! Do you know
who I can lobby to get MS Outlook to use a proper U+263A instead of the
"J" when sending emails?
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