Re: Lacking large curley brace building characters

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 08:30:06 EDT

Ar 17:16 -0800 2000-06-02, scríobh Kenneth Whistler:

>"...the Unicode Standard does not encode idiosyncratic, personal,
>novel, rarely exchanged, or private-use characters, nor does it
>encode logos or graphics. Graphologies unrelated to text, such
>as dance notations, are likewise outside the scope of the Unicode
>Standard. Font variants are explicitly not encoded...."

Interestingly, Sutton SignWriting, which is used to write a number of Deaf
Sign Languages *as text*, is a subset of Sutton Movement Writing, which
includes a "notation" called DanceWriting. SignWriting is *not* just a
"notation", however. It is a real writing system which is already used in a
number of countries to represent Sign Languages orthographically.

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