From: Pim Blokland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 22 2003 - 05:13:42 EST
David Starner schreef:
> Criss-cross-lain. <i>s.</i> The alphabet; so called in consequence
> of its being formerly preceded in the <i>horn-book</i> by a ✠ to
> remind us of the cross of Christ; hence the term. <i>Christ-Cross-
> line</i> came at last to mean nothing more than the alphabet.
> where the cross looks like the attached picture. Is U+2720
> Cross) the right character for this, and is there a better one in
The picture you show does indeed look like a maltese cross.
However, as is shown in the pictures of actual horn-books at
http://www.iupui.edu/~engwft/hornbook.html, some had latin crosses
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