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Re: lantern symbol?

From: Brian Raiter
Subject: Re: lantern symbol?
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 16:14:21 -0700

> On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 02:34:52PM -0700, Brian Raiter wrote:
>> Does anybody know what the lantern symbol actually looked like on an
>> actual VT-100?
> I don't know myself (googling only seems to find hits for ncurses
> source-code, which whimsically maps it to U+2603 SNOWMAN), but I would
> expect from the name that it would look like a hurricane lantern, like
> U+2612 BALLOT BOX WITH X or perhaps U+2327 X IN A RECTANGLE BOX.

I'm not familiar with the term "hurricane lantern" referring to the
x-in-a-box symbol. I suppose the term is meant to refer to the wires
holding the glass shield, as they cross in front of the light? I
agree, that seems a likely candidate.


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