Unimplemented Glyphs

The following is a list of gesture glyphs that Microsoft plans to support in the future as part of the Microsoft gesture recognizer. Work is in progress to ensure that the recognition accuracy for these glyphs is high (to avoid accidental activation) and that they map to the appropriate operations.

To ensure consistency of gestures used for common actions between applications, you should adhere to the following suggestions:

  • The Action is the suggested semantic behavior associated with the gesture.
  • For the gestures labeled as Fixed in the following table, it is recommended that you not change the suggested semantic behavior. If an application does not have a need for the specified semantic behavior, it is recommended that you not reuse the gesture for another action or semantic.
  • You should feel free to associate relevant semantic behaviors to all other gestures. These gestures are labeled as Application-specific. For those gestures that have a suggested semantic behavior, it is recommended that you use the gesture for the suggested semantic if the corresponding functionality exists in your application.
  • The hot point of a gesture is a distinguishing point in the geometry of the gesture. The hot point can be used to determine where the gesture was made. The gestures API make it possible to determine the hot point for a given gesture. However, not all gestures have a specific distinguishing hot point. For those that do not have a specific distinguishing hot point, the starting point is reported as the hot point.
Note  Some of the gestures do have a distinguishing hot point that just happens to be the starting point. These are distinguished in the table.
 
Gesture NameActionFixedHot point

Infinity

Switch into and out of gesture mode

Fixed

Starting point

Cross

Delete

Application-specific

Intersection of the strokes

Paragraph mark

New paragraph

Fixed

Starting point

Section

New section

Fixed

Starting point

Bullet

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Bullet-cross

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Squiggle

Bold

Application-specific

Starting point

Swap

Exchange content

Application-specific

Middle of the up stroke

Openup

Open up space between words

Application-specific

Middle of the down stroke

Closeup

Close up extra space

Application-specific

Center of the vertical space between the two parentheses

Rectangle

Selects enclosed content

Fixed

Starting point

Circle-tap

Application-specific

Application-specific

Tap

Circle-circle

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Circle-cross

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Circle-line-vertical

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Circle-line-horizontal

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Double-arrow-up

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Double-arrow-down

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Double-arrow-left

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Double-arrow-right

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Up-arrow-left

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Up-arrow-right

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Down-arrow-left

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Down-arrow-right

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Left-arrow-up

Application-specific

Application-specific

The apex of the arrow head

Left-arrow-down

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Right-arrow-up

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Right-arrow-down

Application-specific

Application-specific

Apex of the arrow head

Diagonal-leftup

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Diagonal-rightup

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Diagonal-leftdown

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Diagonal-rightdown

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-A

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-B

Bold

Fixed

Starting point

Latin-Letter-C

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-D

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-E

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-F

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-G

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-H

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-I

Italic

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-J

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-K

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-L

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-M

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-N

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-O

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-P

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-Q

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-R

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-S

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-T

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-U

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-V

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-W

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-X

Cut

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-Y

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Latin-Letter-Z

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-0

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-1

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-2

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-3

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-4

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-5

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-6

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-7

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-8

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Digit-9

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Question mark

Help

Fixed

Center along the height of the curve

Sharp

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Dollar

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Asterisk

Application-specific

Application-specific

Center

Plus

Paste

Fixed

Intersection of the strokes

Double-up

Scroll up

Fixed

Starting point

Double-down

Scroll down

Fixed

Starting point

Double-left

Scroll left

Fixed

Starting point

Double-right

Scroll right

Fixed

Starting point

Triple-up

Page up

Fixed

Starting point

Triple-down

Page down

Fixed

Starting point

Triple-left

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Triple-right

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point

Bracket-over

Application-specific

Application-specific

Midpoint

Bracket-under

Application-specific

Application-specific

Midpoint

Bracket-left

Start of selection

Fixed

Midpoint

Bracket-right

End of selection

Fixed

Midpoint

Brace-over

Application-specific

Application-specific

Midpoint

Brace-under

Application-specific

Application-specific

Midpoint

Brace-left

Start of discontinuous selection

Fixed

Midpoint

Brace-right

End of discontinuous selection

Fixed

Midpoint

Triple-tap

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point is distinguishing hot point

Quadruple-tap

Application-specific

Application-specific

Starting point is distinguishing hot point

 

 

 

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