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Allowable character set for symbols and footprints


Hi all,

http://kicad-pcb.org/libraries/klc/G1.1/ shows a limited set of characters
that can be used in the official library.
https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-symbols/pull/2090 sparked a conversation
about allowing other characters, and as one of the librarians I want to
solicit dev input.

1. Can anyone comment on the list of accepted chars in KLC? Is that correct
as of now? Are there other characters that can be allowed?
2. Is regression testing done to check acceptable characters over all
supported OSes for KiCad? Ultimately my question is that if were to be code
changes that impact the set of characters KiCad should handle, is there a
way to be alerted to a problem before a version of KiCad would be released?


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