adam's grump of the day: icons in fonts (was Re: web-assets-httpd stuck in limbo?)

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Jan 16 20:41:26 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 09:13:03AM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> Then get the Unicode people sign off on treating your special special
> characters as text, otherwise it's just an abuse of the system. If all
> the people who want to do this get together and get a set of agreed upon
> generic icon 'types' defined as Unicode code points - 'U+B540 is a
> preferences icon', or what the heck ever - then fine. As long as people
> are just making it up as they go along, they're 'embracing and
> extending'. 

Well, it does seem that they're using the Private Use Areas, which are
specfically reserved for basically this purpose. 

The other thing -- getting unicode to include standard symbols -- is
happening. That's why we have 💩 . Yay standards!

Matthew Miller    --   Fedora Project    --    <mattdm at>

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