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Old 04-22-2024, 05:22 AM   #31
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Suspecting that asterism was being used incorrectly, I looked it up:
A traditional Asterism is a triangle of three stars.
The
* * *
Is a flat version, because typewriters and about 100 years later computers (and their printers) didn't have the ⁂ symbol.a
Aster means Star. This is an Asterisk *, a star.

Do read what I actually wrote. Some think a Dinkus is a synomyn for a "flat asterism", but it's any simple device that may be a scene break. Also carefully read what you look up!
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Many variations of dinkuses are composed partially or entirely of asterisks, although other symbols can be used to achieve the same goals. Some examples include a series of dots, fleurons, asterisms, straight horizontal lines, and various other figures, such as infinity symbols. Esperanto Braille punctuation commonly uses a series of colons, ⠒⠒⠒, as a dinkus.
—Further down the misleading Wikipedia article. References removed.

An ornate dinkus, if suggestive of foliage, is called a Fleuron (French).

The * * * has been accepted as a flat asterism since the 1870s (Commercial Typing Machines in 1874). A typewriter was originally the person whose job was to use a "Typing Machine". Actual typesetting was 400 years older in the west and much earlier in China.

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Old 04-22-2024, 05:52 AM   #32
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At least you admit it's your opinion. I think a full width <hr /> is tacky, IMO, a centred 25% wide is better (via CSS).

But the three * * * (a flat asterism) is traditional. The hr line is a web originated thing.
Just because it's always been done a certain way does not mean it's not possible to do it better.
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Just because it's always been done a certain way does not mean it's not possible to do it better.
I agree.
I did mention the 25% HR, which I sometimes use.
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