Date: Thu Mar 18 2004 - 12:31:05 EST
Jon Wilson scripsit:
> The character in question is a variant of "CIRCLED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER
> A", commonly referred to as the "Anarchy" symbol. The bars of the A are
> longer than normal, extending to touch or even overlap the circle.
It's basically a logo, and as such doesn't belong in Unicode, which doesn't
encode logos. Insofar as it's used in or near running text (to write the
word "anarchy" itself, or as a bullet point, e.g.), it's a mere glyph variant
of circled capital A. There is unlikely to be any text where the two are
> See for example, http://www.4commongood.org/images/circlea.jpg
> This character has a distinct history and meaning, and I believe it to
> be suitable for inclusion in Unicode as a separate character from
> CIRCLED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A.
That argument would be good if the character were Han, but it is not.
> In the spirit of anarchy, I am likely to pursue this application,
> whatever response I get! Equally in the spirit of anarchy, you are free
> to make provide whatever comments and assistance you wish, on any of the
> above points.
In the spirit of anarchy, please find some other contribution to the social
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