Re: New computing character from 1961

From: David Starner <>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 02:21:02 -0700

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 2:10 AM, Leo Broukhis <> wrote:
> It's funny that the character got recognized as U+12017 CUNEIFORM SIGN AB2
> TIMES BALAG. This reminds me
> of an early OCR program called Cuneiform.

More that when I typed it out, I needed a stand-in character, so I
grabbed something suitably blobish. If it appeared as a missing
character, all the better.

> I believe that the intent was to depict U+225C ≜ DELTA EQUAL TO = equal to
> by definition

I'll take it as a plausible if not conclusive argument. Following
along those lines, I'd say that even if we find a cache of documents
using this character, it's unlikely to be worth encoding, as there are
good alternatives.

Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.
Received on Fri Apr 19 2013 - 04:22:33 CDT

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