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 Post subject: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:13 pm 
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It's not sexy, but it's still the next big thing in typographical and page mark-up symbols, and I just invented it:

The pakeen joins the obelus, the pilcrow, and all the rest, as the page-break indicator.
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 Post subject: Re: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:55 pm 
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are you actually editing on hard copy? your symbol is nice, but i'd rather eat a manuscript than mark it by hand.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:30 pm 
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WHAT??? that was NOT on the handout I got from my Copy and Line Editing professor.....:bites nails nervously:

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 Post subject: Re: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
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I often edit hard copy, even if it's just for myself, before I start editing a file.

The fontographers have to get on this! Pakeens for everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
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acr wrote:
are you actually editing on hard copy? your symbol is nice, but i'd rather eat a manuscript than mark it by hand.

I see much, MUCH more on hard copy.

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 Post subject: Re: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:11 pm 
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i WISH i had hard copy, unfortunately the trees would rise up and whip my asparagus if i printed out everything i revise. Also, the jerks i edit want to see every single change, and the minute it was proposed.....

I like the pakeen. Is there an etymology associated with its name?

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 Post subject: Re: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:21 pm 
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It's derived from Latin paginus.

(I learned today that "pilcrow" might come from an old French word for "paragraph," which is equally, um... fascinating.)

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 Post subject: Re: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
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i don't know, if we're going to be faithful to the originals, i just might stick with my personal word/symbol: pagina (symbol is a yoni, of course)

(oh my god what word dork stayed up waaaaay too late writing)

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 Post subject: Re: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
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I like it, footie! It looks like a stick man's alien space ship.

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 Post subject: Re: Attention: Editors — new typographic symbol
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Well, in that case, maybe cool editors (shut up) will call the pakeen a "ufo," just like some refer to an exclamation point as a bang. It is becoming embedded into the culture!

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