Re: Which cross is this?

From: Pim Blokland (
Date: Sat Mar 22 2003 - 05:13:42 EST

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    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
    > Unicode?

    The picture you show does indeed look like a maltese cross.
    However, as is shown in the pictures of actual horn-books at, some had latin crosses

    Pim Blokland

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