Re: Quick survey of Apple symbol fonts (in context of the Wingding/Webding proposal)

From: Andrew West <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:47:53 +0100

On 15 July 2011 09:08, Karl Pentzlin <> wrote:
> In supporting this, there is now a quick survey of symbol fonts regularly delivered with computers
> manufactured by Apple:

I am agnostic on all the symbols, but would say a definite No to
encoding graphic clones of all the format (gc=Cf), space (gc=Zs) and
separator (gc=Zl|Zp) characters shown on pages 3, 8 and 9 of that
document. It is not necessary, and would set a bad precedent for
always encoding all format and space characters in duplicate, once as
a visible character and once as an invisible character. If you want a
font to display a visible glyph for a format or space character then
you should just map the glyph to its character in the font, as many
fonts already do for certain format characters.

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