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Re: lantern symbol?

From: Tim Allen
Subject: Re: lantern symbol?
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:33:47 +1000
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On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 04:14:21PM -0700, Brian Raiter wrote:
> > 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.

I don't have any citations to back up my claim (it's a shame how many
'AT&T Teletype manual' archives don't list anything past the ASR33), but
yes - once I figured out they probably meant a hurricane lantern, I just
tried to imagine the simplest geometric representation of the glass with
two crossed wires.


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