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

From: James Cloos <>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:57:30 -0400

>>>>> "ME" == Michael Everson <> writes:

ME> and ◊ is named "Raute" and indicates "Subtotal".

Now that you mention that, I recall the ◊ symbol used for subtotal lines
on (US) adding machines back in the ’70s.

That likely is why the character was included in sets such as hp/pcl
roman, mac roman, adobe symbol, et al.

goog’ing for « adding machine subtotal symbol » confirms, but hasn’t
supplied a reference to where that use orriginated.


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