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Subject: Re: [office] Bullet characters

Ok, here is a bit more info on 0x27a2

it's from the unicode block "2700..27BF: Dingbats", section "Dingbat arrows"

see http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2700.pdf

This originated from the infamous Zapf Dingbats font IIRC. Of course, 
not every font will have this glyph, which is why openoffice uses the 
fallback mechanism, that Florian described. OpenOffice and StarOffice 
come with a font called StarSymbol, which includes glyphs the 2700..27BF 

What this comes down to, is that it should basically be left to the 
application to find a out where to get it's glyphs, if that they are not 
available from the font that was specified.


Florian Reuter wrote:
> Hi David,
> OpenOffice.org has a "glyph-fallback", which means that if the current 
> font can't display the given unicode character OpenOffice.org 
> automatically chooses an appropriate font. In most cases "StarSymbol" 
> will be choosen.
> You can find character 0x27a2 in the character selector if you choose 
> the "StarSymbol" font.
> Florian
>> I know that this has been discussed already, but I still can't make 
>> sense of how to find some of the special characters used for bullets. 
>> In particular,
>> which font has the character with the unicode point 0x27a2? Even 
>> OpenOffice.org's character-selector doesn't show it...
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