Re: Are you CONFUSED about WHAT CHARACTER(S) you type?!?!

From: Michael McGlothlin <>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:24:26 -0500

I'd like to see a free/open "default" font that has a correct, simple styled, symbol for every Unicode character. Vendors should be pressured to use this font when other options aren't available. I get tired of seeing default symbols, incorrect symbols, and mystery white spaces that aren't really white space. It's pretty silly to have a code point without a default symbol I think.

Michael McGlothlin
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> On Mar 25, 2015, at 12:20 PM, Robert Wheelock <> wrote:
> Hello!
> When you’re typing, do you find yourself winding up being CONFUSED over what you type?!?! It’s a crucially SERIOUS matter—especially when typing on a computer!
> For instance: When you type in a HOLLOW HEART SUIT (U+02661), it may show up as an IDENTICAL TO SIGN (U+02261) or a GREEK CAPITAL LETTER XI (U+0039E)... it all DEPENDS on whatever FONT you’re using to type with!
> The default Microsoft Sans Serif font (within Microsoft Windows) has this ABOMINABLE habit of substituting this IDENTICAL TO SIGN (which should be at U+02261)—because Microsoft (regrettably) placed this math symbol where the HOLLOW HEART SUIT should be (at U+02661)! ¡AGONISTES!
> What Microsoft SHOULD DO is THIS: Please move the IDENTICAL TO SIGN from (U+02661—the location where the HOLLOW HEART SUIT goes) to its PROPER LOCATION at (U+02261)!! THAT would be MUCH better!!
> What other CHARACTER CALAMITIES have you come across?!?!
> Thank You!

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