Re: U+25CA LOZENGE - why is it in the "Mac OS Roman" character set (and therefore widespread in current fonts)?

From: Andreas Prilop <>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:09:44 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 13 Aug 2012, Karl Pentzlin wrote:

> The problem I am confronted with is that this character shares
> its German name "Raute" with the "#"

I learnt in 7th grade what “Raute” means.
“#” is not a Raute.
The center field of “#” is called Raute or Rhombus.

BTW, Herr Pentzlin:
show what the braindead German DIN keyboard layout has done to
the apostrophe (’): Killed by the acute accent (´).

But if you don’t understand the difference between
a Raute and a Nummernzeichen, you probably can’t tell
an apostrophe (’) from an acute accent (´) either.
Received on Mon Aug 13 2012 - 11:16:38 CDT

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