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    Special symbols (Word 2000)

    In the Insert Symbol function, near the end of the "Private Use Area" subset of the "normal text" font, there are a number of characters that look like dots below the baseline, and when inserted, they are inserted like overstrike characters, without moving the cursor (see attachment). What is the intended purpose of these characters? We sometimes find them in clients' documents, but they seem to be spurious.
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    Re: Special symbols (Word 2000)

    The font is probably "Times New Roman"? I've never found out what these "private use" characters are for, either.
    The combining diacritics don't work too well in most TrueType fonts... Maybe they just added a few alternatives so you can center the dot below characters of different width.

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