[Xcb] cursorfont definitions for XCB?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Tue Jun 8 00:41:54 PDT 2010

Barton C Massey wrote:
> I've wondered whether XC_shuttle was a literal space
> shuttle.
>   http://tronche.com/gui/x/xlib/appendix/b/
> I've always suspected it to be related to the UI control
> known as a "shuttle" that acts as a sort of rotating
> physical scrollbar for video or audio.  It might make sense
> to have a special cursor for a software shuttle control.

Always looked like a space shuttle with the external tank/boosters
to me, maybe Keith or Jim remembers?

> How many of the X cursor font glyphs are mappable to
> something in Unicode?  It might conceivably be nice to
> produce a version of the cursor font for modern apps that
> mapped just those glyphs that aren't in Unicode to the
> Unicode user-defined space.  For example, this would make it
> easier to write documentation with cursor glyphs in it.

Comparing to the http://www.unicode.org/charts/ if we allowed a bit of
liberty, it seems quite a few could be mapped to Unicode glyphs in the
symbols and dingbats ranges:

XC_X_cursor -> ✕ (U2715, MULTIPLICATION X)
XC_X_pencil -> ✎ (U270E, LOWER RIGHT PENCIL)
XC_umbrella -> ☂ (U2602, UMBRELLA)
XC_gumby -> ☃ (U2603, SNOWMAN - not quite, but less trademarked)
XC_star -> ☆ (U2606, WHITE STAR)
XC_pirate -> ☠ (U2620, SKULL AND CROSSBONES)

and there's all sorts of arrows and hands to choose from.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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