description Description of a Private Character
Human-readable description of a defined private character (for example, “Arrow, normal weight, single line, two-headed, Northwest to Southeast”).
The @name attribute for a defined private character <private-char> provides a Unicode-style name (an all uppercase name) for the private character, for example, “COMBINING CYRILLIC PALATALIZATION”. In contrast, the @description attribute for a defined private character <private-char> provides a rough visual description, for example, “combining vertical tilde”.
OPTIONAL on element: <private-char>
|Text, numbers, or special characters||A rough visual description of the appearance of the <private-char> character, for example, “Greek capital letter omega with tonos”.|
|Restriction||@description is an optional attribute; there is no default.|
A private character designating an arrow as a map symbol
... <private-char name="NORTHWEST SOUTHEAST ARROW" description="Arrow, normal weight, single line, two-headed, Northwest to Southeast"> <glyph-data id="NWSEArr" format="PBM" resolution="300" x-size="34" y-size="34"> ... </glyph-data> </private-char> ...