Re: Schutz-Staffel symbol

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 12:21:38 EDT

Ar 08:50 -0700 1999-10-04, scríobh Herman Ranes:
>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.

Goodness me.

>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'?

One would need to see the plain text requirement before considering this
further. Was it really "frequently encountered in book and newspaper

Given the nature of this particular sign, I should expect that at least
twenty different sources be provided in a proposal.

For my part don't think I can have anything to do with helping to prepare a
proposal for these.

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