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

From: Julian Bradfield <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:14:55 +0100

On 2011-07-15, Michael Everson <> wrote:
> On 15 Jul 2011, at 17:03, Doug Ewell wrote:
>> 1. Graphic symbols for control characters are needed so writers can write about the control characters themselves using plain text.
> This does not seem so unreasonable. The RTL and LTR overrides
> *function* on the text when inserted into text. So you can't use
> those with glyphs in a font to represent for example the UCS
> dotted-boxes-with-letters, because they are control characters and
> will affect the text.

Wouldn't it be more economical to encode a single UNICODE ESCAPE
CHARACTER which forces the following character to be interpreted as a
printable glyph rather than any control function?

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