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Angzarr (symbol)

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The Unicode symbol U+237C

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(Right angle with downwards zigzag arrow) .a.k.a. the Angzarr, was included in an ISO Unicode recommendation document in year 2000 - in the section 'Miscellaneous Technical' (ref.).

Its first recorded use appears to be from the 1970s as a Monotype symbol [ ref. needed ]

Since 2002 it has been officially included as a Unicode character.

The meaning of the symbol seems to have been lost. Suggestions include the possibllity that it may have been an electrical symbol, a mathematical symbol, or a graph symbol &etc..

For a detailed summary of the search for the symbol's history, see the investigative work of Jonathan Chan (Ph.D. cand. at University of Pennsylvania).


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