William Overington wrote:
>Some of the numbers were black and some were red.
>I do not know the details of why this was, though possibly they are Saints'
>Days. In any case, here colour was being used to convey a different meaning
>to symbols. It may be that there was an explanation on another page of the
>book, a text page which was not available on the postcards. Does anyone
>know about this please?
Yes, these are almost certainly high feast days. A Catholic ordo calendar
typically uses different colours to indicate which vestments should be warn
on which days: red, green, purple, white or black.
And no, I don't see a need to encode this information in plain text :)
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