Re: Copyleft Symbol

From: Asmus Freytag (t) <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:02:52 -0800
On 2/14/2016 5:18 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
On 15 Feb 2016, at 00:53, Asmus Freytag (t) <> wrote:
On 2/14/2016 3:36 PM, David Faulks wrote:

This subject has been discussed before, but I am somehwat uncertain about something:

If the copyleft (reversed ©) symbol was proposed for encoding, with examples (from PDF files) showing it being used in a similar way to the copyright © symbol, it is likely to be accepted for encoding?

The key issue is whether this usage is "established".

Showing that it has been used a few times is less useful than a good estimate of how widely it is used.
No emoji for bacon was ever shown in use. People just wanted it. 

with the non-standard symbols like the copyleft, there's the desire to not encode stuff based on "passing activism". emoji collections have shown that about all the symbols that are encoded will be used, so there the task is more to select the high demand ones.

However, your larger point (presumably implied in your terse answer) is well taken: at the point were high-demand symbols are routinely accommodated, it seems churlish to not encode marks that are in actual use.


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