From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 26 2011 - 11:49:16 CST
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of William_J_G Overington
> If some or all of the webdings glyphs were to become encoded
> into regular Unicode, would that only be possible with the explicit
> intellectual property rights permission of Microsoft?
Unicode encodes characters, not glyphs. Microsoft would not likely make IP claims over the concept of PARK SYMBOL. The use of a specific glyph is a different matter, but has no bearing on the encoding of an abstract character concept.
> For example, would it be something like
> U+1XXXX MICROSOFT WEBDING GLYPH PARK
> or would it be something like
> U+1XXXX GRASS WITH TREE AND PATH
Definitely something more like the latter. The former is a total non-starter.
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