From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 22 2003 - 23:11:16 EST
At 11:13 AM 3/22/03 +0100, Pim Blokland wrote:
>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 âœ 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
>http://www.iupui.edu/~engwft/hornbook.html, some had latin crosses
Note that some of these show multiple font-styles and also show the
ligatures separately. See the second example on the page cited.
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