Re: Some Missing Astrological Symbols

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Tue Nov 15 2005 - 15:10:16 CST

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    On 15 Nov 2005, at 20:12, Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > Semantics is a tricky thing. When the depicted image is identical,
    > you can have the case of an alternate use of the *same* character,
    > rather than the case of independent use of a *different* character.
    > The classic example is the . (PERIOD/FULL STOP). It gets used as
    > sentence punctuation, abbreviation mark or decimal point, as well
    > as leader dots and ellipses. We have long ago decided not to
    > disunify these uses (i.e. not to consider them separate
    > characters), with exception of the ellipsis and leader dots.

    These different uses are typeset differently (traditionally and in
    TeX), by means of different spacings.

       Hans Aberg

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