[XeTeX] Dingbat symbol

Joachim Trinkwitz jtr at uni-bonn.de
Tue Jan 10 11:29:16 CET 2006

Am 07.01.2006 um 12:24 schrieb Peter Dyballa:

> there's also a bigger WHITE TELEPHONE at U+260F, although not in  
> ZapfDingbats. The BLACK TELEPHONE at U+260E is contained in a few  
> fonts in Mac OS X, particularly for CJK use, the others are a bit  
> rare.
> One thing needs to be critiqued: the phones are all from a museum!  
> Who, or where in the world are phones in use where you have to  
> rotate a dial?! There is one almost modern design: Alphabetum  
> (http://guindo.pntic.mec.es/~jmag0042/alphabet.html). It has twelve  
> push buttons ...

Well, at least there is some kind of cordless phone symbol in  
Microsofts Webdings (part of Word for Mac) at U+F0C8, and other more  
modern designs in commercial fonts, but I think one should go for  
more conventional symbols, which the reader is used to and recognizes  
immediately (I use the "telephone location symbol").

Anyway, thanks for your tips (BTW, I only see 9 push buttons in the  
Alphabetum symbol - not quite enough, I think ;^)  ).


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