Yesterday, I was in the process of looking for a fitting logo for my new-established minikin company. Me thought it was an interesting idea to look for a Unicode / UCS character that would be fit to represent the logo I had in mind. So I grabbed the gucharmap tool and looked for such a thing. Sad enough, there was no such character in all the 100.000 Unicode chars I searched through. But I saw some other interesting Unicode alongside and I thought you readers might have fun with ’em too:

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U+0B87
TAMIL LETTER I
Ain’t this crazy? Looks like a snake trying to mimic a pretzel.

U+0BEB
TAMIL DIGIT FIVE
A new Version of “@”, with a Greek “pi” in it rather than an “a”.

U+0E5B
THAI CHARACTER KHOMUT
Just a letter, but … hihihi. A snake contributing to modern art. It’s the funniest character I know of. It is used in Thailand to mark end of chapter or document.

U+2627
CHI RHO
The Christogramm. Didn’t know it’s also in Unicode. Might come in handy some time 🙂

U+A00E
YI SYLLABLE UOP
A real smiley … but oh, it’s pronounced “uop”.

U+17D9
KHMER SIGN PHNAEK MUAN
Khmer sign that indicates the beginning of a book or a treatise. See also the next character.


U+17DA
KHMER SIGN KOOMUUT
Khmer sign that indicates the end of a book or treatise, used in conjunction with the previous one. Interesting idea, you Khmer people … .

U+20E0
COMBINING ENCLOSING CIRCLE
BACKSLASH
A special thing: a combining character that means “prohibition”. You can print it on top of everything else to prohibit it. Prohibit. Some examples, but I don’t known if your browser will show them correctly:

  • a prohibited lowercase “a”: a⃠
  • divorce prohibited: ⚮⃠

U+25A7
SQUARE WITH UPPER LEFT TO LOWER
RIGHT FILL
Wherefore do I need this? If you do, we could exchange some characters. Perhaps you have some I need … .

U+2668
HOT SPRINGS
Partial Java logo, I think.

U+26AF
UNMARRIED PARTNERSHIP SYMBOL
Though I think that marriage is the only valid and the best form of sexual partnership, I like this sign. I could hijack it to mean other forms of  partnership, namely “community”. And use it in the logo of my yet-to-be-founded missional mobile community … .

U+27E1
WHITE CONCAVE-SIDED DIAMOND
This means “never”, as a mathematical modal operator; I now just need to find a Unicode character for “day” or better “everyday” and I can write my blog’s name with only two letters.

U+3293
CIRCLED IDEOGRAPH SOCIETY
This is used to mean “company”. Cool corporate logo element in Germany because nobody understands it!

U+32AF
CIRCLED IDEOGRAPH ALLIANCE
Also a possible logo element for community logo.

U+32AD
CIRCLED IDEOGRAPH ENTERPRISE
Looks like (and probably is) an encircled little house … cut graphic, like it. Cool for corporate logos … .

Start date: 2008-01-18
Post date: 2008-01-19
Version date: 2008-01-20 (for last meaningful change)

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