Re: A strange symbol in a Soviet calendar

From: Leo Broukhis <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 12:39:04 -0700

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Asmus Freytag <> wrote:
> On 9/7/2012 8:12 AM, Leo Broukhis wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:35 AM, Julian Bradfield
>> <> wrote:
>>> On 2012-09-04, Leo Broukhis <> wrote:
>>>> My question is about the symbol before the name Уот. Has anyone seen
>>>> it before? Is it a NE arrow in a square or a spade? What does it mean?
>>> Might it simply be an arbitrary dingbat used to separate the list of
>>> associated saints from the list of revolutionary heroes? Old vs new
>>> saints:-)
>> It might be; or its usage could have been borrowed from somewhere. How
>> common is it to use arbitrary dingbats for punctuation?
> In book design it's relatively common to use some dingbats as dividers. It's
> also not unheard of in more tabular listings. Even if the divider is a more
> punctuation-like symbol (e.g. bullet, dash or whatever) if it separates two
> lists it doesn't really function as a normal punctuation character, the
> function of which is normally defined in the context of a sentence.

Thank you; I haven't seen that particular dingbat used before and
thought that it might have an established meaning, e.g. like in
dictionaries where various symbols separate idiomatic (◊) or erroneous
(¶) uses.

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