David Faulks davidj_faulks at
Thu Jun 9 08:34:01 CDT 2016

> On Wed, 6/8/16, Garth Wallace <gwalla at> wrote:

>>  On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7:26 AM, David Faulks
>> <davidj_faulks at> wrote:
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>> The Zodiac sign Capricorn has an alternate
>> Glyph/Symbol (see below):
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>> Since every font I have checked on my computer,
>> uses a glyph close to the Unicode charts (if they
>> have Zodiac symbols at all), I am thinking that it might
>> be best to propose this as a separate character.
>> Is this a good idea?
> I just saw this alternate glyph pop up on a webpage, not
> as an image, so I checked through the fonts on my
> system. It's apparently used for U+2651 by the GNU
> FreeFont family, GNU Unifont, and Chrysanthi Unicode.
> Chrysanthi does some odd things in the Miscellaneous
> Symbols range but the others are pretty normal. It may
> just be a version of the standard symbol with the loop
> enlarged and the left-hand side reduced to a small wave
> or hook.

Thank you for this information. Capricorn is pretty common,
and while I feel that completely different symbols for the
same thing should still be different characters, I was
uncertain in this case.

I might try to propose it as a standard variation, though.

David Faulks

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