Re: Pentagrams: (was: RE: UTF8 vs. Unicode (UTF16) in code)

From: Pierpaolo BERNARDI (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 23:13:26 EST

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

> In Italian, "Pentagramma" is a musical term. Cf. "Pentagramma per voce
> sola", etc.

Pentagramma = stave, staff (the five horizontal lines on which the notes
are written)

> But in English, a pentagram is an occult symbol-- a pentacle (5-pointed
> star), usually inscribed inside a circle, and associated with witchcraft,
> sorcery, and (by some) Satanism.

Italian 'pentacolo'.

> And no, the Unicode Standard hasn't encoded any pentagrams yet -- or
> hexagrams or baphomets, for that matter.

Now that you mention them, someone will make a fuss over their absence.


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