Standard for symbols used on domestic appliances

From: Marion Gunn (
Date: Fri Apr 15 2011 - 04:53:22 CDT

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    Dear NSAI (Ian, Gay) (cc: fellow members of NSAI-ISOTC37-L).

    I recently sent the following query to the Unicode list, but only received a spate of private (off-list) responses to date to it, especially from people who have encountered the same problem in Ireland and elsewhere.

    Does NSAI have a checklist of symbols circulating in its jurisdiction (wherever generated)? Although Ireland has no vote in re Unicode, per se, we do have a vote in re ISO/IEC 10646 (virtually the same thing as far as actual practice in industrial circles goes), but there is such an acute need for access to a standardized set of symbols used on domestic appliances, including imports (a composite list of symbols used on the various imported domestic appliances used in Ireland, if no standardized list exists).

    Le dea-mhéin,

    From: Marion Gunn<>
    >Sent: Apr 13, 2011 10:52 AM
    >To: 'Unicode List'<>
    >Subject: Re: Proprietary Card Decks
    >Is there a block in Unicode containing symbols used on domestic
    >appliances? Having purchase a German cooker with such symbols printed on
    >it but no leaflet to explain them in any language, I have to ask.
    >Somehow, I assumed there was such a block, similar to safety symbols to
    >which category they might relate.

    Marion Gunn * eGteo (Estab.1991)
    27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
    Bhóthair, An Charraig Dhubh,
    Co. Átha Cliath, Éire/Ireland.
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