I like making character proposals to the Unicode Consortium, they regulate what goes into the Universal Character set, to support text processing of all languages in the world in a single platform as well as allowing corruption free conversions. They also include several technical symbols including these bad boys: http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2580.pdf, you would recognize many of them from the character set of the computers, however there are some missing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX80_character_set characters 10, 11, 139 and 138 are not in the standard.
I could just propose them as they are but in order to be approved I need to show a need from the user community.
So my questions to all of you:
- Will you benefit of having dedicated characters for these block elements?
- Do you regularly use those characters in your text documents made on the computer or emulator?
- How do emulators handle the absence of the characters?
- Do you have text documents with the aforementioned characters that you would like to share on other platforms?