Re: swastika

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 13:55:20 CDT

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    On May 8, 2007, at 12:11 PM, William J Poser wrote:

    > Hunh? The swastika is already in Unicode. U+534D is the "left-facing
    > swastika", U+5350 the "right-facing swastika". This is entirely
    > appropriate. To begin with, swastika has many uses other than as a
    > symbol of Nazism. For example, on Japanese and Taiwanese maps it
    > is used to mark the position of temples. Moreover, even as a symbol
    > of Nazism it is neutral - that is, it can be used to promote Nazism
    > or to condemn it.

    I'm not denying either point. I'm just saying that there would be
    very unpleasant political ramifications to adding a specifically Nazi
    swastika to the standard which it would be best to avoid.

    John H. Jenkins

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