RE: An unexpected sight...

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 06:36:05 EST

John Jenkins wrote:
> (...) 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.

In fraktur, I also have seen the umlaut depicted as a small "e" (lowecase),
positioned over lowecase a, o, u, and *inside* uppercase A, O, U.

This in quite common on shop signs in South Tirol (the German-speaking part
of Italy). I don't know how common it is in Austria or other countries.


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