@fragmentscenario a very good glyph.
quickly looked it up in an epub version of the Shady Characters. Sounds like the glyph was more a playful sidenote in type history. i like it even more now. And they could have used the asterism for the layout and decided not to, instead using boring ***
i also checked the Bringhurst, Elements of Typographic Style and he doesn’t mention the ⁂ at all, however showing various * alternatives
oh beautiful list, also storm type is one of my favourite foundries :))
as you had some german titles on the list as well, i found one very important book missing. “Detailtypografie” by Forssman/De Jong is the most complete compendium about all the “rules”, Do’s and Don’ts of microtypographic questions. It really got me through my design studies and helps a lot working with publishers, editors, authors… not sure if there is an english version of the book… aaand they also didn’t mention the asterism ;-)
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