It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
You sure it is not a general query about how to get © in text, that's fine. I'm pretty sure it's merging traffic John.
“Who is saying do nothing? “
Um, white males who speak, read and write English, have long technical experience, few or no effects of age, or other handicap, who don’t use much VR and don’t apparently input non-keyboard characters in mobile devices often.
Not entirely sure how you are using "nothing" though. And the original poster is saying nothing too. So it’s still vague where the "smarts' should be, other than not here.
"Pointing out why the glyph level isn't the appropriate place to solve character encoding isn't saying do nothing."
It is John, if I, and everyone else already know that. It places a low bar on discussion, where people keep writing that (c) for © is a bad idea. That's a bad idea.
If You are just typing cmmd-g, Then: that’s the ‘smartest’ thing to do. But that's a bad idea that's just old.
If You, are just Placing your cursor in the location where you wish to insert a special character; Activating the numeric key pad on the right of the keyboard by pressing Num Lock (upper right of keyboard)... While pressing down the ALT key, type the four-digit code on the numeric key pad at the right edge of the keyboard. Then: that’s the ‘smartest’ thing to do. But that's a bad idea that's just old, too.
There is a way besides that. What we’ve got, is most certainly not a smart way, for everyone. It is neither proper nor suitable, for everyone. It is not acceptable nor adequate, for everyone. If it WERE, I wouldn’t have had the privilege of going to the south of France 20 years ago to meet with MS and other font developers on this very subject, nor would I have been here.
Here, after which I will no longer call on you all for input, is a list of all of the dictation known at this date (from a post about a post about an Apple Discussion post):
It’s wrong, some of the words don’t match the matching, e.g. “parenthesis” never works and “paren” does always, (thankfully).
If such a thing exists for Windows or Android, please mail me off this forum if you like.