adam's grump of the day: icons in fonts (was Re: web-assets-httpd stuck in limbo?)
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Thu Jan 16 21:38:19 UTC 2014
On Jan 16, 2014, at 1:41 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> 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
> 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!
Oh man. Change that to 144pt. Is it chocolate soft serve with a smile? Or is it Mr. Hanky's cousin?
Right-click on it> Show Font > Apple Color Emoji > Character
Character Name? PILE OF POO
Hahaha. Oh so many bad ideas made into a standard here…
👌 This does not mean OK in many countries!
👍 This can also be a crude gesture.
👃 This is just bad graphics.
Pine decoration, custard, bento box, and wind chime. Standards. Oh boy.
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