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The Cross of St. John August 31, 2007

Posted by reverseengineer in Apple Inc., Oddities, Trivia.

I’ve always wondered where Apple got that symbol for the Command key. Now I know. It’s called, variously, the Cross of St. John, or St. Hans’ Cross. It’s an ancient sign used for a lot of things, from Cabbalistic mysticism to traffic signs. And of course, computer keys.

Check out symbols.com for more.



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