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Quick reference-symbols in Lonely Planet travel guide

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1. Posted by z537815 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 31 Aug '13 04:36

Greetings.

This may sound like a rather stupid question, but what must be, must be.

I recently bought a Lonely Planet travel guide for Beijing (publ. 04-2013) and on the inside of the front cover, there are these symbols giving vital information for each listing. There's an icon for "WiFi", for "Family friendly", "Opening hours" etc. etc.

But not all icons/symbols used are listed here. For instance, they also use an icon that looks like a small quadrangle with a bold-faced "S" and it always comes with the name of a location(?). Also, there's this icon that looks like a small quadrangle containing what looks like a small "booklet" with the letter "E" on it.

What do these symbols mean and shouldn't have this guide a listing of ALL symbols used?

TIA,

Willem.

2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 462 posts) 31 Aug '13 21:02

Hi Willem,

Not sure if this helps but I googled Lonely Planet symbols and found a PDF that listed icons used at the very end. The ones you mention may be for Subway and English-Language Menu. Take a look yourself; it was the first result in Google.

Cheers,
Kellie

3. Posted by z537815 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 2 Sep '13 09:54

Kellie,

thank you very much! The list of symbols at the end was exactly what I needed. I'll just print it out and paste it somewhere in my Travel Guide. Funny though, that it wasn't included in the Guide.

Willem.

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin, 462 posts) 2 Sep '13 19:38

You're welcome. Maybe they think their symbols are somehow universal even though they are not...

Anyway, hope you have a great trip!