Re: Terminal Graphics Proposal

From: Frank da Cruz (
Date: Fri Oct 02 1998 - 17:18:04 EDT

> I for my part do NOT!!!! want to see these terminal graphic things in the
> BMP. They belong in Plane 1.
Perhaps, but as the lawyers say, the door was opened by the characters
already included in blocks at U+2400, U+2500, U+2600, and U+2700. In any
case, the intention here is to help Unicode become somewhat more
"technology-neutral". Terminal emulation is a fact of life, and important
to a significant number of serious and productive computer users; why should
its special glyphs be excluded from the same status enjoyed by dingbats and
astrological signs? Seriously, I think terminal emulation is far more
mainstream than many Unicoders seem to think, and I hope it is a worthy goal
to welcome this consituency into the fold, thus allowing them to continue
their work in their accustomed manner, rather than according to the dictates
of haute couture, with the added bonus of uniform access to the world's
writing systems.

- Frank

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