Re: Punctuation symbols for partial cuneiform characters

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Sep 03 2003 - 05:45:45 EDT

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    At 08:11 +0100 2003-09-03, Paul James Cowie wrote:
    >I wonder if anyone can help me track down two punctuation symbols in
    >Unicode? - I've been through the charts and, try as I might, I can't
    >seem to locate them....
    >They are used in the transliteration of cuneiform for partially
    >preserved signs and look like the very top portions, respectively,
    >of the parentheses marks : [ and ]
    >I'm hoping that they are supported in Unicode, as they are used
    >frequently in Assyriological literature.

    These half brackets are not yet encoded. The CEILING characters could
    be used by some (and are recommended by some for this purpose) but in
    my experience neither cuneiformists nor medievalists have accepted
    the CEILING characters. A proposal for medieval Nordic characters
    will contain these.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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