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I am wondering if there is a symbol or glyph to represent the preposition "from". I doubt there is a formal, de jure symbol (i.e., found in any manual of style or dictionary), but I cannot even find any references to de facto usages, nor even invented symbols for it.

Is there any shorthand, or informal way of representing the word "from". If there is no way to represent this word as a glyph, are there any symbols I could make up for a shorthand method of writing "from"? Something that everyone would understand, a universal symbol, easily comprehensible.

I'm trying to look for a way to represent the word "from" in the context of verb to place for e.g, "Fall from the sky" or "Jump from the top of a mountain" or "Descend from above".

  • What do you mean by "from"? It has several different meanings in different contexts. – Hot Licks Dec 25 '18 at 3:50
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    Well, “to” (as in “toward”) is sometimes represented as the rightward-pointing arrow (→), so if you used the leftward-pointing arrow (←) to represent “from”, people might understand that. The broader answer is that you can make up whatever symbols you want, but that leads to the broader question: will people understand it? – Scott Dec 25 '18 at 3:56
  • i've made changes to the post to answer your questions. – Tanzal Jawz Dec 25 '18 at 4:32

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