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Ask Arc: What's the Arc symbol going to be?
6 points by daniel-cussen 4221 days ago | 9 comments
The cross of a Lambda and an A? A lambda shaped like a <a href="http://images.google.com/images?q=gothic+keystone+arch&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi">gothic keystone arch</a>?

Will there be a vote of some sort? How is this kind of thing usually decided upon in Open Source?



6 points by aidenn0 4221 days ago | link

I propose we use an ascii art menorah. Unless that's taken by some other project I'm unaware of...

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1 point by jsg 4221 days ago | link

http://clisp.cons.org/impnotes/faq.html#faq-menorah

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1 point by olifante 4221 days ago | link

Don't you think the icon should be a bit more neutral? Would you consider using a cross or a crescent? Me neither.

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2 points by dmm 4220 days ago | link

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOSH

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1 point by sjs 4219 days ago | link

Something clever involving parens and arches.

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2 points by aaco 4221 days ago | link

I'd use an Unicode arc.

&#9696; 9696 25E0 UPPER HALF CIRCLE

See http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/geometric_shapes.html

Would work as a presage for a soon Unicode implementation.

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2 points by bayareaguy 4221 days ago | link

Character 2221 (measured angle) from the mathematical operators range would be good too.

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2 points by olifante 4221 days ago | link

How about using @? It has an "a" underneath an arc, plus it's webby...

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2 points by parenthesis 4220 days ago | link

... and it's ascii!

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