Re: An unexpected sight...

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jan 15 2001 - 12:36:56 EST

Ar 07:48 -0800 2001-01-15, scríobh John Jenkins:
>I thought fellow Unicodettes might get a kick out of this. It is a known
>fact, of course, that the exact typographic positioning of accent and
>base form can vary between different European languages. Well, I
>happened to be listening to a CD in my collection t'other day of music
>by an obscure 17th century English composer who bears my name. (His
>music is utterly forgettable, BTW.) The CD is recorded by the Kölner
>Violen-Consort, with the words in all caps on the album cover and the
>umlaut inside the O.
>I cannot help but wonder how common this sort of thing is.

It is common enough. It is more common in Sweden than it is in Germany. It
was more common in Germany, Sweden, and Estonia earlier this century than
it is today.

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