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

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:35:26 +0100

On 17 Jul 2011, at 10:14, Julian Bradfield wrote:

>> 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?

I think that invisible and stateful control characters are more expensive than ordinary graphic symbols.

Michael Everson *
Received on Sun Jul 17 2011 - 04:37:52 CDT

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