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bug #46838: A few characters to complete two ranges

Submitted by:  David Lasher <dlasher>
Submitted on:  Thu 07 Jan 2016 07:41:32 AM UTC  
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  glyph(s) missing Status:  Need info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Sat 09 Jul 2016 10:30:26 AM UTC, comment #3:

I hadn't noticed the new Number Forms. OK, they're easy, I'll put those in.

I remain unconvinced about the deprecated punctuation.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Sat 09 Jul 2016 09:20:31 AM UTC, comment #2:

It seems other font-makers have found U+206A-U+206F worth adding - they are populated in Times New Roman, Arial, Segoe UI Symbol, Google's Noto, DejaVu, Fedora's Liberation, and others.

They would be mostly for the sake of completing the General Punctuation range. It seems like it would be simple to do, since they are invisible and zero-width.

And note that U+218A-U+218B are just the digits 2 and 3 rotated 180 degrees.

David Lasher <dlasher>
Sat 25 Jun 2016 06:35:54 AM UTC, comment #1:

Hi David,

According to the Unicode Code Charts, U+206A-U+206F is deprecated and the use of the characters strongly discouraged. This is FreeFont has no corresponding entries

Is there a good reason to populate those code points, or is it better to leave them empty?

The range U+218A-U+218B came out last year with Unicode 8. I'll have a look!


Steve White <Stevan_White>
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Thu 07 Jan 2016 07:41:32 AM UTC, original submission:

These look like they would be pretty easy, and would complete two Unicode ranges:

U+206A-U+206F : Zero-width invisible formatting characters, to complete General Punctuation.

U+218A-U+218B : Inverted 2 and 3 duodecimal digits, to complete Number Forms.


David Lasher <dlasher>


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