ModControls

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by mikepfrank
Cloned from ISO2047 by mikepfrank. See also ModControls2 by mikepfrank.

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This font implements a (non-ISO2047-conforming) set of modernized graphical representations for the nonprintable characters of 7-bit ASCII, namely 00-1F, 20 (SPACE), and 7F (DELETE). They are assigned to Unicode code points 2400-2421 (in the Control Pictures block) to avoid confusion with the actual nonprintable characters themselves.
Info: Created on 18th March 2013 . Last edited on 19th March 2013.
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This font is for representing the nonprintable characters of 7-bit ASCII using symbols that are more meaningful and intuitive (at least, in a modern context) than those of the ISO-2047 symbol set. Extensive discussion of these choices can be found at http://www.eng.fsu.edu/~mpf/My-ASCII-Glyphs-v2.3.pdf .
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Comment by mikepfrank 19th March 2013
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Comment by mikepfrank 19th March 2013
A lot of work has gone into this - well done. 10/10
Comment by p2pnut 19th March 2013
@p2pnut: Thanks. I'm actually thinking of revising the separator characters 1C-1F soon to something a little more descriptive; the current choices for those were based on symbols available in Arial Unicode MS (which is what I was using for this purpose before I created this font).
Comment by mikepfrank 19th March 2013
Check out ModControl2 and see if you like the symbols for the separator characters in that one better.
Comment by mikepfrank 19th March 2013
Minor revision 3/19/13: Corrected baseline, eliminated extra pixel of width, minor improvement to stopwatch icon (in SYN symbol).
Comment by mikepfrank 19th March 2013

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