Re: Unicode copyleft inquiry

From: Deborah Goldsmith (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 20:23:56 EDT

I suppose you could debate how widespread its use is, but I have to agree
that the copyleft character does not seem like a private-use character.

If people are really using it, it seems like it should be officially
encoded. Not knowing anything about it, I would guess there are probably
more people using it than some of the other characters that *have* been
encoded. :-)

Deborah Goldsmith
Manager, International Toolbox Group
Apple Computer, Inc.

on 5/8/2000 4:52 PM, John O'Conner <> wrote:

> Aren't private-use characters to be used within relatively small,
> well-contained organizations? ...hence the "private" in "private-use".
> The copyleft idea, and now the copyleft character, will be used by a very
> large number of people, or will at least be viewed by potentially many,
> many people...with some people being part of the same organization, but
> most coming from different ones. This would require different people around
> the world to agree upon the code point of the character, which makes it a
> quasi-standard, which seems exactly opposite the purpose of private-use
> characters.
> Just stirring up dust,
> John O'Conner
> Markus Scherer wrote:
>> sounds to me like a private-use character, similar to the apple symbol.
>> markus

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