From: Marion Gunn (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 16 2008 - 03:11:18 CST
Thanks, Kenneth. I'll take a look at the links you recommend below.
Actually, two I am looking for now are the trowel and headstone
thingies, which I wouldn't really expect to find encoded per se, but it
would be nice if they were.
Scríobh Kenneth Whistler:
>> For a number of weeks I have been looking for Masonic symbols. Are most
>> of them already registerd in Unicode?
> The Unicode Standard doesn't "register" symbols -- it encodes
> characters. But...
>> If so, are they mostly scattered
>> or mostly contained in a block?
> U+2629 CROSS OF JERUSALEM
> U+271D LATIN CROSS
> U+2720 MALTESE CROSS
> U+2721 STAR OF DAVID
> all figure in Masonic symbology.
> But I'm guessing you might be referring to the calipers
> and square (with or without a "G" or an Egyptian eye, with
> or without solar rays, etc.), often seen in association
> with Masons. Or the three links in a chain (with or without
> an eye). Or just the eye itself. Nothing like that is
> encoded in Unicode as Masonic symbols.
> Although I suppose now that Egyptian hieroglyphics are
> encoded, U+1307B EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPH D006 (the eye with
> an eyebrow over it) might count, in a way.
> And in general, this kind of stuff:
> doesn't really constitute candidates for encoding as characters.
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