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Mathematic Symbols
Part 4: Greek

Part 3 of this series was about the radical, integral, partial derivative, and infinity signs (√ ∫ ∂ ∞). This final math symbols post, Part 4, covers four Greek derived math symbols: Δ ∑ ∏ π (delta, sum, product, and pi). The only constant is Change The uppercase Greek delta symbol (Δ) is used in mathematics to denote a change or difference. Delta, being an [...]

2018-04-10T10:40:18+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , , |

Mathematic Symbols Part 3:
Radical Calculus

The last post, Part 2, includes comparative symbols, degree, percent, and fraction slash: > < ≤ ≥ ° % and ⁄. This time, in Part 3, I'm covering the radical, integral, partial derivative, and infinity signs (√ ∫ ∂ ∞). Radical The radical ( √ ) is basically a check mark. It has a funny little bit hanging off the top (left) end of the [...]

2018-02-13T10:35:35+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Mathematic Symbols Part 2:
Comparison and Fraction

Part 1 of this series had the basic math glyphs (addition, subtraction, etc.) and some comparative symbols (equal, not equal, approximately equal): + − ± × ÷ = ≠ and ≈. This post, Part 2, includes some more comparative symbols, degree, percent, and fraction slash: > < ≤ ≥ ° % and ⁄. Squinty Eyes >< ≥≤ The greater than (>) and less than (<) [...]

2018-02-02T12:23:17+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Mathematic Symbols
Part 1: Basic Math

The last series of posts focused on punctuation, with the previous post covering slashes, bars, and brackets. This four part series covers mathematic symbols. It will be fairly limited, since protest posters don't typically use a wealth of mathematic glyphs. However, it will have more than I originally anticipated, since US protests in early 2017 in defence of science and fact featured a wealth of [...]

2018-04-10T14:24:33+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Punctuation Part 5:
Tall & Thin

The last post, Part 4 of this series, focused on quotes, including the ' ‘ ’ ‚ “ ” „ ′ ″ ‹ › « and » glyphs. In this post I'm covering the more or less vertical punctuation, / \ | ¦ ( ) [ ] { and }. All of these glyphs have thinner strokes than the alphabetic glyphs. These glyphs generally align [...]

2018-01-16T14:28:38+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , , |

Punctuation
Part 4: Quotes

Part 3 of this punctuation series covered . , ; : ! ¡ ? ¿ … and • (but unfortunately not ‽—the interrobang). I'm back into the swing of things with Part 4, which focuses on quotes. This includes ' ‘ ’ ‚ “ ” „ ′ ″ ‹ › « and » glyphs. Comma errata In the last post I noted that the tail [...]

2018-01-16T14:31:05+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Punctuation
Part 3: Dots

Previously, Part 2 of this punctuation series covered # ‐ – — _ and *. While that post dealt primarily with horizontal lines, this post focuses on dots. This includes . , ; : ! ¡ ? ¿ … and • but unfortunately not ‽ (the interrobang). I quickly realized that I wasn't going to be able to design an interrobang that coordinated well with [...]

2018-01-16T14:31:40+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , |

Punctuation Part 2:
Dash It All

Last week's post began a 5 post series on punctuation, starting with 4 tall symbols used to organize information: † ‡ § ¶. Today's post will be continuing the punctuations series with # ‐ – — _ and *. These punctuation marks all contain horizontal lines, save for the asterisk. 1000 Yard Em Dash — First, a bit of history. When casting the earliest metal [...]

2017-12-12T23:34:10+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , , |

Punctuation Part 1: Footnotes and Little Heads

In my last post I finished up a series on letterlike symbols. This series will include 5 posts on punctuation, starting with 4 tall symbols used to organize information: † ‡ § ¶ Even thought it's thematically related, I'm not using this post to cover the asterisk (*). That will be in Part 2 because of its size. Dagger † and Double Dagger ‡ The [...]

2017-12-04T21:08:18+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |

Letterlike Symbols
Part 4: Currency

The last post, Part 3, covered number related symbols: ordinals, superscript figures, and the numero abbreviation (№). This last post in the four part series on letterlike symbols is about the ¢, $, £, €, ¥, and ¤ signs. $ and ¢ The dollar ($) and cent (¢) signs are based on the letters S and c respectively. The ¢ is just a c with [...]

2017-11-28T17:49:44+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: How, Type|Tags: , , , |