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Male and female symbols

Don Gilbert gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu
Wed Jan 29 10:55:10 EST 1997

I pulled these answers out of the bionet.drosophila news archive
on flybase (searched on 'male symbol font') -- don


From: mg16 at ellis.uchicago.edu (Mark D. Garfinkel)
Subject: Re: Font w/Male-Female symbols?
Message-ID: <1994Jun9.130916.27973 at midway.uchicago.edu>
Organization: Not The University of Chicago
References: <2t5hjp$a94 at vixen.cso.uiuc.edu> <1994Jun9.123733.26886 at midway.uchicago.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 13:09:16 GMT

Apple provided a bitmapped font called "Mobile" which contained
male and female symbols as option-1 and option-2 characters. It
was a simple matter to use ResEdit to modify option-3 into a
virgin-female symbol. I've done so for personal use, and I call
the font "Mobile Genetics", obviously.

Offhand I don't know if Apple still includes "Mobile" with
the System 7.x discs for new-generation Macintoshes. Getting ahold
of "Mobile" from someone with System 6.x is a good idea, since
the old bitmapped font does work with System 7.x. "Mobile" prints
a bit raggedly on LaserWriters.


From: ito at mzdmza.zdv.uni-mainz.de (ITO, Kei)
Newsgroups: bionet.drosophila
Subject: Re: Font w/Male-Female symbols?
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 1994 20:26:40 +0100
Organization: University of Mainz
Message-ID: <ito-090694202641 at agntec.biologie.uni-mainz.de>
References: <9406091357.AA02528 at wadsworth.ph.albany.edu>

In article <9406091357.AA02528 at wadsworth.ph.albany.edu>,
glaser at WADSWORTH.PH.ALBANY.EDU (Robert Glaser) wrote:

> The font Zeal has male, female and virgin female symbols with keys 1, 2,
> and 4 in combination with the option key.
> Robert L. Glaser

Lynotype-Hell sells a postscript symbol font "Lynotype Astrology Pi"
(Catatog No. 239), which includes male, female, and vergin symbols.
It also comes with full of Zodiac and astrology symbols....

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