Re: swastika

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 14:47:52 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy wrote:
    > They are the same in printed documents
    No, they’re not. Traditional typefaces made in England look differently
    from traditional typefaces made in France, which is especially true for
    serif typefaces. Just like the "mincho" (modulated-stroke) way of
    writing the swastika by the Chinese differs from the swastika drawn by
    the Nazis, which happened to be monolinear. But the "gothic" monolinear
    Chinese or Indic swastika looks the same as the Nazi one, simply because
    the Nazis borrowed the Indic symbol and drew it with a plain,
    simple-width tool.

    Encoding a Nazi swastika makes as much sense as encoding the Pinochet
    five-arm-star, the Stalin five-arm-star and the Mao five-arm-star


    Adam Twardoch
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