From: David Faulks (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 15 2005 - 13:10:11 CST
--- A LeDonne <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> A couple years ago, I started to work on something
> related and had a hard time drawing the line as
> to what to include...
> then I ran out of time. Let's collaborate.
The Unicode mailing list is obviously a much more
fruitful place for astrological characters than
astrological forums. :-)
> For the record, I would drop the alternate planet
> symbols, as it will be difficult to justify them
> as distinct characters.
That might be so, but I feel a bit reluctant to drop
them immediatly, since the only print samples I have
are for them, and they do seem to be regarded as
separate symbols at many sites. Also, there seems to
be a strong belief in 'Glyph symbolism', and I've seen
the 'PL' pluto symbol dismissed as having no place in
astrology for symbolic reasons.
> However, I would add semi-sextile and inconjunct
> aspect symbols. I also think the proposal should
> address usage suggestions and commend additions
> for some of the more obscure stuff that can be
> adequately represented with existing symbols.
That makes two people here who have pointed
semi-sextile and quincunx (inconjuct) out to me. I
think I should revise my list of symbols, and include
suggestions for usage like you say. Note that I am
still in the very earliest stages, so you shouldn't
> If you're interested, I'll dig up the old stuff
> I was working on - including a few scans - and
> we can put something together, together.
> -Alex LeDonne
> PS - My wife is an astrologer, so there is value
> to me in having these symbols in Unicode - they'll
> be easier to support in software she wants me to
> write for her. :)
From what Ive seen of astrological software, that
might mean Unicode will also need symbols for
hypothetical trans-neptune planets (at least a dozen
of them), many more asteroids, centaurs, variant
symbols for obscure aspects like septile or novile,
and finally, a Reversed Black Moon Lilith, for those
who like to use both the usual position for Black Moon
Lilith, and a more accurate one, on thier charts at
the same time!
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