Botany symbols font and key to the botanical symbols used within the images

This botanical symbol set was designed in 2006 for use in these composite images and was first published in 2007 in Digital Diversity - a new approach to botanical illustration. The research and background to developing the symbol set and corresponding font are documented in Simpson, N. (2010) Botanical symbols a new symbol set for new images. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 162: 117129. (see Publications).

The corresponding font Simpson Botany Symbols.otf was created in January 2009. Being an OpenType font, it is suitable for both PC and MAC use. It contains two versions of each of the symbols, accessed by the keystrokes A to V. Lower case gives the plain symbols for use in text, while using caps gives the boxed version, for use at larger font sizes in graphics.


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