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Unicode Demystified by Richard Gillam

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Other Symbols and Miscellaneous Characters

Finally (puff puff puff), Unicode encodes a raft of characters that don't readily fit into any of the other categories. These include both nonmathematical symbols and other types of characters.

Musical Notation

Unicode 3.1 adds the new Byzantine Musical Symbols block (U+1D000 to U+1D0FF) and Musical Symbols block (U+1D100 to U+1D1FF), which include various musical symbols. Full-blown Western musical notation is often considered to be the most comprehensive and complex written language ever devised, and Unicode doesn't attempt to provide the means to fully specify a musical score. In particular, the specification of pitch is left to a higher-level protocol, as are most of the more complex music-related ...

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