[Python-ideas] Pictograms in Python?

Ian D. Bollinger ian.bollinger at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 22:07:00 CET 2007

U+E000...U+F8FF are for private use, i.e. not part of the official 
Unicode specification. Some of those symbols are part of the standard, 
but obviously have different code points. For instance, the CLOUD is 0x2601.

Roman Susi wrote:
> Hi!
> I have recently came across this part of Unicode spectrum:
> http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/service/imode/make/content/pictograph/list/index.html
> While it is understood that the visual representation depends on many
> things and doesn't depend on Python that much, it could perhaps be
> useful to have unicodedata contain at least translations, so that
> unicodedata.name(unichr(0xE63F))
> be something like: "PICTOGRAM CLOUDY"
> Still, I donno how standard is that range of Unicode characters, but if
> Unicode really has those their support could be funny...
> Hopefully, BDFL will 0xE70B that 0xE6F0
> See you 0xE6B7,
> Roman

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