Talk:Miscellaneous Symbols

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Done[edit]

  • Tables are basically done.
  • Most things are linked.

CyberSkull 08:15, 2004 Oct 31 (UTC)

To Do[edit]

  • Add links where applicable (especially in table 2)
  • Add a graphic containing all the characters for this range (my fonts lack about a dozen characters in this range)

CyberSkull 08:15, 2004 Oct 31 (UTC)

  • Suggestion-Tell the public how to produce or access these characters.

Meat Eating Orchid (talk) 07:19, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Entrys missing[edit]

Some entries are missing, for a complete list see http://www.decodeunicode.org/w3.php?ucHex=2600 . --Abdull 13:32, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

multiple meanings--linked wrong?[edit]

Some of the symbols have multiple meanings. For an obvious example, the male and female symbols are also symbols for the planets mars and venus respectively. Unfortunately, because of the way this is linked, there's no easy way to represent this. If the descriptions, rather than the symbols themselves, were links, then this would be easy to resolve:

Unicode Miscellaneous Symbols
Name Glyph Unicode # HTML
MERCURY \u263F ☿
VENUS/FEMALE SIGN \u2640 ♀
EARTH \u2641 ♁
MARS/MALE SIGN \u2642 ♂
JUPITER \u2643 ♃

But as it is, I don't see any way to deal with this, and I really don't have the strength to rewrite the entire table right now. :) Xtifr tälk 08:56, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

I wrote a sed command to implement the change you suggested. —Keenan Pepper 22:22, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Please keep in mind all the names in the table should be the official unicode names for the characters. Dread Lord CyberSkull ✎☠ 00:56, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

The BMP[edit]

What font is used in the BMP image to display every character so perfectly? Many of mine either do not show up or are using the wrong font and appear squished or out-of-place. RedAugust 20:09, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Gender related symbols[edit]

It seems to me that some of the links attached to the sexual sysmbols on this page are questionable. Let us take a look at these signs, and see if we can agree on their meanings. Let's start with some easy ones. I think we all agree that ♂ (MALE SIGN) refers to a male. Similarly ♀ (FEMALE SIGN) refers to a female. Finally ⚲ (NEUTER) refers to neuter. Now we go on. ⚢ (DOUBLED FEMALE SIGN) indicates a female-female (lesbian) relationship. ⚣ (DOUBLED MALE SIGN) indicates a male-male (gay male) relationship. Please note that the signs clearly do not refer to a the sexual orientation of an individual, as it is quite clear by the two separate (but interlocking) circles that the symbol refers to a relationship. So by the same token ⚤ (INTERLOCKED FEMALE AND MALE SIGN) refers to a heterosexual relationship. However, the symbol is currently linked to Bisexual. ⚥ (MALE AND FEMALE SIGN) following the rules of strict interpretation, this symbol should represent hermaphrodite (complete set of male and female parts). It could also validly represent male/female unity. If bisexuals insist on having a symbol, this symbol is probably more acceptable for that purpose too. For some reason though it currently links to transsexual. I really don't like that, as there is a separate symbol more appropriate. ⚦(MALE WITH STROKE SIGN) or the vertical or horizontal variants would best go with transexual. One can see from the symbol that is is similar to the male symbol, but also includes the cross bar, which is the special feature of females. This symbols thus clearly refers to anybody who does not fit into the standard genders. This would properly include transexuals and intersex individuals. Proof of this intepretation is found in the next symbol. ⚧ (MALE WITH STROKE AND MALE AND FEMALE SIGN) is a superimposition of the standard male, standard female, and the previous symbol. It is a symbol of pride within some members of the transgender community, and clearly shows a sense of unity between the male gender, the female gender, and those who don't quite fit in with either. 66.254.241.199 (talk) 21:48, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Since there appears to be no controversy, I decided to be bold and fix the two more obvious ones: ⚤ is now heterosexuality, ⚥ is hermaphrodite. — RVJ (talk) 15:35, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
I would fix it myself, but half the signs show on my browser as black squares :-/ --Enric Naval (talk) 03:10, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

⚤ currently has this: Heterosexuality, bisexuality. I fail to see how it indicates bisexuality. Bisexuality means you like both sexes, but there is 1 male connected to 1 female. Nothing "bi" to me. 85.217.42.205 (talk) 09:20, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Don't work[edit]

Some of these symbols don't show up, is there any way to correct it? Like downloading something? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.222.34.97 (talk) 14:23, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

This page is for discussing changes to the article. You should ask your question at Wikipedia:Help desk, or try following one of the links at WP:HELP. --Enric Naval (talk) 14:36, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
There is a help box on right corner on the top of the article. It is possible that it has been there all the time, but don't know about that. 85.217.42.205 (talk) 09:24, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

on screen-shots[edit]

I′m not convinced this is helpful, but assuming I did want to upload a screen-shot, I wonder whether I

  1. Should color all the links blue in a graphic editor,
  2. Should try harder to find an appropriate redirect targets,
  3. Should just upload it to WP/commons as it is now, or:
  4. Should wait for someone else to deal with it.

Here is a link to what I have now if anyone cares to help: [1]. ―AoV² 20:56, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

You could also change the links in the preview so they all become blue. Then, take a screenshot and upload. -- Prince Kassad (talk) 21:14, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Fonts[edit]

I don't know where I should adress this, but it's important that you guys set the right fonts so that users will be able to see symbols. Use font-family: 'Segoe UI Emoji', 'Segoe UI Symbol' in order to make Windows 7+ users see all the symbols. The fonts are there, installed on users' computers, but css is not here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.44.24.81 (talk) 23:13, 21 August 2014 (UTC)