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Re: the sixth glyph

Posted By: Bean <exeter@mac.com>
Date: 31 May 2001, 13:18

In Response To: the sixth glyph (Interactive Civilian)

> in the third quadrant (lower left), is that Braille?

> Call me crazy, but the 4 dots make me think of the Braille letter
> "x". Is it saying " 8c where, in the first quadrant we
> have or the Japanese character for 8 (though something doesn't entirely
> look right for that...btw, switch your browser encoding to Japanese
> Auto-detect to see that character), the second we have "c", the
> third we have " I dunno...perhaps I'm reaching a bit here...but
> Braille is the first thing I thought of when I saw it...

> Any thoughts?

> (cross posted to Marathon's Story Forums)

I think that the symbol may be Babylonian, where the "<" is a 10 and the four dots are four. The whole character would then mean 14. I don't really know, though...

- Bean

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