I have many "Pictorial" fonts that are not Symbol fonts (Common Bullets really bugs me!) and verse visa.
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5.0 Latin Pictorial
5.1 Family Kind
3-Latin Hand Written
Latin Symbol is where all the nonalphabetic fonts reside. These are fonts that can be loaded like normal text fonts, but do not contain readable characters. Dingbats and specialized symbol fonts are two examples.
Montages are symbol sets in which no single type of symbol is more that 50% of the total set. Picture sets are made up of pictures like hands, feet, religious symbols, hardware, flowers, buildings, clocks etc. Shape sets are made up of abstract shapes like arrows, boxes, squares, dots, stars, etc. Scientific sets contains specialized scientific symbols like math Greek letters, differential segments, etc. Music sets contain notes and specialized music symbols like clefs, sharps, flats, trills, etc. Expert sets are extensions to text fonts containing groups of specialized ligatures, groups of small caps, etc. Pattern sets contain line fill symbols, textures, etc. Boarder sets contain various kinds of simple or fancy boarder sections and corners. Icon sets contain block illustrations, symbolic shapes, etc. Logo sets contain copyrighted logos, registered artwork, etc. Industry Specific sets contain symbols specific to different fields, like medicine, law, engineering, etc.
Montages are the most common type of symbol set. The categories used to determine whether any one symbol type is dominant are the following:
Arrows, Fraktur Characters, Mathematical Set Operators, Mathematical Symbol Parts (large integral, etc.), Other Mathematical Equation Operators, Zodiac Symbols, Card Suit Symbols, Exaggerated Numbers, Exaggerated Letters, Exaggerated Punctuations, Circled Characters, Currency Symbols, Special Ligatures, Ornaments, Border Art, Boxes, Xes
Dots, Stars, Faces, Hands, Religious Symbols, Miscellaneous
Any ideas, comments, questions, suggestions on this topic?When a font has a Microsoft Unicode BMP only platform, the font is a normal font. When a font has a Microsoft Symbol platform, the font is a Symbol font.
Symbol character sets have a special meaning: all of the characters in the Unicode range 0xF000 - 0xF0FF (inclusive) will be used to enumerate the symbol character set. All glyphs in this range are mapped to the range 0x0000 - 0x00FF.
Symbol fonts do not form words so line breaks can occur after any character code. A spell checker should not check symbol font-formatted material.
Note: only the first 224 characters of symbol fonts will be accessible, a space and up to 223 printing characters.