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Old 11-09-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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I'm trying to find the special ACSII character for representation of
'Publisher' or 'Published'. Similar to © but with a 'p'.

I've scoured the net trying to find references to it, or even find it used
on a page somewhere, but no luck.
The Windows keycaps/character map application doesn't seem to have it in
any of the font sets I have available, neither does the Mac.

I'm at a loss, I hope someone here can help!

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Old 11-10-2005, 01:41 AM   #2
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It's Unicode name is "Sound recording copyright", and it's codepoint is 2117. You can find it in Apple Symbol, Lucida Grande and MS Gothic.

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Old 11-10-2005, 08:14 AM   #3
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I'm trying to find the special ACSII character for representation of
'Publisher' or 'Published'. Similar to © but with a 'p'.
In addition to the fonts Shane mentions, it is (oddly enough) in Microsoft’s Webdings (but not in any of the Wingdings that I could discover).

You should probably test the print quality if you use Webdings, though. It has been optimized for reading onscreen. It may be fine, but …

   
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:18 AM   #4
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Ah the circled C and P problem again! Webdings works fine, but it's sans-serif: be sure to use a sans version of the circled C as well, or they'll look odd together. Also, check that the strokes of the two symbols have similar weights.

Being a bloke, I can P in a circle but I can't C in a circle!
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Code 2117 is also in a font called 'Verdana Ref' (a Microsoft font). The Webdings glyphs are not in any of the usual Unicode subranges.

   
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:53 PM   #7
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Being a bloke, I can P in a circle but I can't C in a circle!
Yeah, yeah, yeah — and you can reproduce your company trademark in the snow. In yellow.

Big deal! <g>

   
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Old 11-11-2005, 12:44 AM   #8
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Yup, I found it eventually in Webdings but finding a suitable match in other fonts for weight etc could be tricky.

Why isn't this commonly found in other, more obvious, font families then the ones mentioned so far?
I would have thought that it would get more use than some of the characters that are usually present!
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"Code 2117 is also in a font called 'Verdana Ref' (a Microsoft font)."


which www.linotype.com doesn't seem to know exists....is this a free font then?? where can I get it?

It appears (according to http://home.tampabay.rr.com/bmerkey/...S-products.htm) to be be available only in MS Office 2000 Premium.
Which I don't have access to.
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Why isn't this commonly found in other, more obvious, font families then the ones mentioned so far?

I would have thought that it would get more use than some of the characters that are usually present!
Most of our fonts descend from metal or photo type, and were developed before the common use of circle-p.

(Most commercial fonts have been updated to include the euro symbol, however.)

   
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