Re: Unicode copyleft symbol

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 11:46:37 EDT


>> I thought Werner had demonstrated that this character already
>> existed, and that it was not a question of us inventing it.
> Yes, Werner demonstrated that. However this Microsoft guy whose name
> I forgot to note suggested a completely different character (a circled
> L) as replacement for the copyleft symbol. This is inventing
> characters.

Actually, what Paul Dempsey suggested was just the opposite -- using an
existing Unicode character (U+24C1) to represent the copyleft concept
instead of introducing a new character. Paul had written:

> Consider that the Kosher/Pareve symbols are not encoded but are in
> widespread printed usage (though representable with an enclosing circle
> combined with the appropriate letter). If only a small change of visual
> design were considered, you could represent a copyleft symbol in
> Unicode (circled L, for example). Of course, you lose the cuteness/
> cleverness of the current design.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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