Astrological & Astronomical Fonts + Unicode

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Astrological & Astronomical Fonts + Unicode

Post  Khephra on Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:48 pm

Planets
Mercury ☿ U+263F
Venus ♀ U+2640
Earth ⊕ U+2295, ♁ U+2641
Mars ♂ U+2642
Jupiter ♃ U+2643
Saturn ♄ U+2644
Uranus ♅ U+2645
Neptune ♆ U+2646
Pluto ♇ U+2647


Other celestial bodies
Sun ☉ U+2299, ⊙ 2606
Moon ☽ U+263D, ☾ U+263E
Comet ☄ U+2604


Zodiac signs
Aries ♈ U+2648
Taurus ♉ U+2649
Gemini ♊ U+264A
Cancer ♋ U+264B
Leo ♌ U+264C
Virgo ♍ U+264D
Libra ♎ U+264E
Scorpius ♏ U+264F
Sagitarrius ♐ U+2650
Capricorn ♑ U+2651
Aquarius ♒ U+2652
Pisces ♓ U+2653


Other symbols
Ascending node ☊ U+260A
Descending node ☋ U+260B
Conjunction ☌ U+260C
Opposition ☍ U+260D

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Re: Astrological & Astronomical Fonts + Unicode

Post  Toltec on Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:19 am

What the "U" stands for? How can they be used? Please detail.
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Post  Khephra on Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:21 am

They're Unicode maps, and different operating systems have different methods of input. See here for brief descriptions of how to input Unicode on Windows, OSX, or *nix:

Clause 5.1 of ISO 14755 describes a Basic method whereby a beginning sequence is followed by the hexadecimal representation of the codepoint and the ending sequence. On some systems, this is limited to the BMP (characters up to U+FFFF).

An example of an ISO 14755-conformant system is GTK+, where the beginning sequence is CTRL+SHIFT+U and the ending sequence is null. In some older versions Ctrl and Shift must be held down while entering the number In GTK+ versions before 2.10, Ctrl-Shift-U is not used, only Ctrl-Shift-[hex number]

  • The RichEdit control on Microsoft Windows (as used in for example WordPad) supports the following input method: one first enters the character’s hexadecimal code, then immediately presses Alt + x. For example, entering f1 and then pressing the combination will produce the character ń. The code must not be preceded by any digit or letters a-f as they will be treated as part of the code to be converted. This also works on Microsoft Word 2002/2003 for Windows.

  • In the Vim editor, the user first types Ctrl-V u, then types in the hexadecimal number of the symbol or character desired, and it will be converted into the symbol. (On Microsoft Windows, Ctrl-Q may be required instead of Ctrl-V.) In Emacs, the equivalent command is M-x ucs-insert.

  • In Mac OS X and in Mac OS 8.5 and later: one chooses the Unicode Hex Input keyboard layout. Holding down the Option key, one then types the four-digit hex Unicode code point. On eleasing the Option key; the equivalent character will appear.

  • On Microsoft Windows, if the registry key HKEY_Current_User\Control Panel\Input Method\EnableHexNumpad has a value of "1", holding down alt and pressing the "plus" on the numeric keypad, followed by the hex code, will work.

  • In Linux first press Ctrl+Shift+U, then type the desired hexadecimal code. I.e. type "0041" to get the letter "A".

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