Re: A strange symbol in a Soviet calendar

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 18:48:27 +0200

2012/9/7 Leo Broukhis <>:
> How common is it to use arbitrary dingbats for punctuation?

Extremely common in lots of documents and publications. Without any
doubts. Such dingbat is not very exceptional, not even by its form.

Usage may vary between an abreviating notation (in a document-specific
convention explained elsewhere in the document), or a custom bullet
for separating or introducing items in lists, or a mark calling a
footer note or side note.

It may also just mean a check mark in a choices list, on preprinted
commercial forms to complete. Or in tabular comparison charts.
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