Schutz-Staffel symbol

From: Herman Ranes (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 11:38:35 EDT

In book and newspaper articles published in Germany (and its aligned and
occupied countries) during the nazi times, one frequently encounters the
special 'SS' (Schutz-Staffel, the German special services) symbol. It
looks like a pair of S-es in a quasi-runic script. I suppose it was also
used in the logo of the 'KISS' rock music group.

Would that symbol be a candidate for inclusion as a character in the
Unicode / ISO 10646 standards, or is it simply to be considered a
glyph/script variant of 'SS'?

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