Re: Coloured Punctuation and Annotation

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 13:06:28 +0100

On 7 Apr 2017, at 11:01, Richard Wordingham <> wrote:
> Of course, if U+25A1 WHITE SQUARE is the outline of a square, it then seems odd that a valid presentation form should be just a spacing glyph, as seems to be preferred for chess boards! I suppose this could be considered an edge case :-)

Using SP or NBSP would not be a good idea. Spaces separate things and have complex properties. The light and dark squares on a chessboard are squares, not one square and one nirvāṇic emptiness. Yes, the VS applied to WHITE SQUARE makes it em-square sized and removes the outline, but that’s a specific glyph for a specific purpose.

Michael Everson
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