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Unicode character for CC symbol?

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 14:33:08 -0700
To: w3c WAI List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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According to 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Closed_captioning_symbol.svg that 
symbol has been released into the public domain.

It would make sense then for there to be a unicode character for it, in 
the technical range (where play and fast forward and pause glyphs exist) 
but I could not find one.

For me where it would be useful is when designing html5 players, the 
standard audio players in most browsers don't show the CC button even 
when there are track elements provided and custom JS to display them.

If it had a unicode character, I could modify my webfont to include it 
there and just specify the character glyph (in a span with title 
attribute of course) like I do with the other player control elements.

I can suggest it to the unicode group but I wanted to make sure it 
doesn't already exist and I'm just not finding it, and also if it 
doesn't, hear any arguments as to why it might be a bad idea.
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