Re: help with an unknown character

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:53:53 -0700

Stephan Stiller asked a good question:

>> You're right. Often on this list, when someone posts a picture of a
>> glyph and asks what Unicode character it is, and nobody can come up
>> with a match, the person tends to conclude that it is a candidate for
>> encoding. It's good to see that wasn't the intent here.
> But if someone comes to such a conclusion, why should one assume that
> this is a problem?

Fair enough. It's not a problem to ask the question, "Is this a
candidate for encoding?" It becomes a problem when the poster assumes,
because the blob appeared in such-and-so location, that it MUST be a
candidate for encoding, and no level of argument about the
character/glyph model, or the need to interchange the blob, or anything
else, will change that person's mind.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | @DougEwell ­
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