From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2006 - 14:41:02 CST
Vaissermann Romain wrote:
> So, I have a question : has someone heard about the inclusion of the
> six-points used by martinists as a new character in the Unicode
> Standard ?
As far as I know it has not yet been proposed.
> If possible, that would be similar to a character THEREFORE (U+2234) -
> which in fact is too the masonic three-dots (the Martinists are often
> Free-Masons) - "on" the character BECAUSE (U + 2235).
> The six-points forms a regular hexagon that today the martinists are
> making with an image inserted in their documents, which is long and
> constraining. Any martinists used solutions of replacement : for
> SI (without any points)
> or S::: I::: (with six points but without hexagon)
> or S.::. I.::. (the same)
> This symbol probably dates from the beginning of the XVIII-th century.
> One finds it written in many books.
It seems to me that it would be appropriate for encoding as a symbol
in the Unicode Standard.
It would help in the discussion if you could make and post
someplace accessible a few pdf files showing the symbol
used in context. The wikipedia site doesn't show any examples,
but I was able to locate at least one document illustrating
the usage in the "virtual museum" at:
See the 7th example, the "Lettre de nomination de Philippe Encausse..."
where the symbol can be seen a number of times printed in the
Clearer examples would be helpful, and in any case a successful
proposal would need to provide such examples to support the
case for encoding this symbol in the Unicode Standard.
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