Bug 97164 - Provide power symbols
Summary: Provide power symbols
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: high normal
Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
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Reported: 2016-08-01 10:46 UTC by Adolfo Jayme
Modified: 2019-01-24 14:24 UTC (History)
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Description Adolfo Jayme 2016-08-01 10:46:05 UTC
Unicode 9.0 has added the ISO/IEC/IEEE power symbols (standby, on, off, etc.) to the Miscellaneous Technical block [1]. These characters are pretty useful in e.g. technical documentation, manuals and UI elements such as the GtkSwitch widget. The codepoints are:

POWER SYMBOL         U+23FB  ⏻
POWER ON-OFF SYMBOL  U+23FC  ⏼
POWER ON SYMBOL      U+23FD  ⏽
HEAVY CIRCLE         U+2B58  ⭘
POWER SLEEP SYMBOL   U+23FE  ⏾

[1]: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/Unicode-9.0/U90-2300.pdf
Comment 1 Elucian Moise 2019-01-24 14:24:27 UTC
I'm working on a new computer language named Wee, that is using DejaVu Mono Sans for operators. In computer science symbol "^" is used for power but also the same symbol is used for xor. Having the power symbol created I could use it for "power" (xⁿ) instead of (x^n). The problem I have arises due to lack of letters for superscript. Only several letters are available not all alphabet letters.


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