Re: Greek astrology

From: Szelp, A. Sz. <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:48:29 +0100

These look as if they were actually ligatures.

Without knowing the greek words for the "principal" corners, I'd read them
as a rho-omega-kappa, a pi-upsilon, an alpha (delta?)-upsilon-nu-omega and
a rho-mu ligature. I wouldn't be surprised, if these letters were
abbreviations for some expanded terms for the four principal corners.

On the other hand there do exist ligatures which gained conventional
meaning and are now encoded as their own character, eg. ℔, ℅.


On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM, Raymond Mercier <> wrote:

> **
> I think I had somehow assumed that the symbols used in Greek Horoscopes
> had already been encoded, but it seems not.
> The four signs used to mark the principal corners (ascendant, etc) of the
> horoscope diagram are shown in the attachment, taken from
> These four signs should be encoded along with the zodiacal signs U+2648 to
> U+2653.
> Perhaps they are already in the pipeline ?
> Best wishes
> Raymond Mercier
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