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Re: lantern symbol?

From: Mike Gran
Subject: Re: lantern symbol?
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 17:00:45 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Tim Allen <address@hidden>
> 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.

There is a pic of the VT220 glyphs here.


I think lantern is the one that looks like this (ASCII art)

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