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From: "Tombi Peck" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Symbols
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:19:15 +0100
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Thank you once again for even more info Francois.....
It always amazes me how much our list members are prepared to share....
It's a pity one can't get a 'genealogy' keyboard with them readily
available....
Mind you, I'm one of those sad souls who actually types in born, married,
died, buried just so that no-one misunderstands what I am producing.....
My elder daughter did Ancient Greek, Latin, French and English at O level
here in England...she went on to do Maths, Physics and Chemistry to A
level.....not my choice!!
Best wishes,
Tombi


.----- Original Message -----
From: "Francois Greeff" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Symbols


> Dear Robin,
> The symbol for died† is an obelus, which is used in typography as an
> alternative to an asterisk*, to draw attention to a footnote. It has, in
> fact, no more Christian association than an asterisk, since it is derived
> from the Greek obelos, a skewer on which to spit roast meat. A spike on
> which to hang a note.
>
> Regards,
> Francois Greeff
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robin Griffiths [mailto:]
> Sent: 20 August 2008 09:44
> To:
> Subject: [ZA-EC] Symbols
>
> Hi All
>
>
>
> I think that the symbol for died is † not +. This is a bit presumptuous
> as it implies that the deceased was a Christian. If your email program
> font does not replicate the symbol you can try it in Microsoft Word by
> holding down Alt and typing 0134 on the numeric keypad on the right of
> your keyboard. The Num Lock light on the keyboard must be ON. If not,
> press Num Lock on the numeric keypad.
>
>
>
> The symbol for burial is Ω which is created as above with Alt 234.
>
>
>
> A couple of days ago a list member was trying to write Dürrheim. This is
> Alt 129 for lower case and Alt 154 for upper.
>
>
>
> I have a whole list of these symbols. If anyone is interested please
> contact me directly.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> Robin Griffiths
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