La historia del Calderón, el símbolo tipográfico que se suicidó

The fascinating study in obscure typography opens with the single symbol that inspired the entire book, a symbol that has ties to some of the greatest events in human history, including the rise of the Catholic Church and the invention of the printing press: the pilcrow. Also known as the paragraph mark, the pilcrow, for such a humble, rarely used mark, has a surprisingly complex history. Indeed, as Houston writes, the pilcrow is intertwined with the evolution of modern writing

En Design Decoded comentan el nuevo libro de Keith Houston Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks, donde cuenta, entre otras delicias, la historia del Pilcrow (Calderón en castellano), el símbolo tipográfico de párrafo que hoy prácticamente está restringido a procesadores de texto.