Aw: Re: Astrological symbol for Pluto?

From: Jörg Knappen <>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:43:59 +0100 (CET)
In fact, several dwarf planets have _astronomical_ symbols that were published together with their
official names in the relevant astronomical journals. When it became clear that there are too many
minor planets around, the assignment of symbols was halted. (37) Fides was the last minor planet
to receive a symbol.
Most of the symbols are already available in UNicode.
For a quick reference, see
--Jörg Knappen
P.S. I have also seen astro_l_ogical symbols for some of the Kuyper belt objects, but there seems to
be no agreement between different authors.
Gesendet: Montag, 03. Februar 2014 um 14:14 Uhr
Von: "Shriramana Sharma" <>
An: "Frédéric Grosshans" <>
Cc: "UnicoDe List" <>
Betreff: Re: Aw: Astrological symbol for Pluto?
On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Frédéric Grosshans <> wrote:
Actually, it is sourced (with the other symbils) to , which lists no less than 4 symbols for Pluto...
In any case, it seems its astronomical symbol was encoded quite early (DerivedAge = 1.1) which was before the 2006 IAU decision to demote it to dwarf planet status. Of course, even if it were encoded today I'm sure it would be the only dwarf planet to have a symbol encoded since no other dwarf planet has captured the common man's imagination (and basic knowledge) like Pluto, and I have not heard any of the other dwarf planets (Ceres, Haumea, Makemake and Eris) having any symbols...

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