Re: Is this in Unicode?

From: John Hudson (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 02:38:15 EDT

At 03:09 AM 10/12/2000 -0800, Michael Everson wrote:

>Well, John, it might be helpful if I could see the other characters in the
>font, as this might put the character in context. Having said that, I don't
>recognize this particular one, but it reminds me of a symbol which can be
>used to indicate hexadecimal numbers. That symbol is usually a square with
>four rays protruding from the corners, or sometimes a circle with four rays
>protruding in the same positions (as an O and X superimposed and hollow).

The other characters in the font don't provide any context for this thing,
otherwise I might have had an easier time figuring out what it was supposed
to be. This glyph was added to a custom font at some point in its history
because somebody needed it at the time, and now no one can remember what it
was or why it was needed (but, of course, they might need it again, so it
has to go into the new font). I'm tempted to go with Otto Stoltz's
suggestion of square lozenge (despite the size of the example in the
Unicode book), because there are a couple of other characters from that
block in the fonts.

Many thanks Otto and Michael.

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks A man was meant to be doubtful about
Vancouver, BC himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. G.K. Chesterton

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