Re: Ie abbreviation character

From: Lars Marius Garshol (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 08:46:14 EDT

* Michael Everson
| It's a Latin abbreviation I imagine. It's found in older Irish texts
| where it represents "con".

That's interesting. Does it have a name there? Do you know of a name
for it anywhere else?
| You aren't going to get this as a single character. We write
| i.e. with four characters, we write .i. (used in Ireland) with three
| characters; you can certainly write 9: with two characters.

Hmmm. I accept Marco's statement that while it's a single symbol, it
doesn't necessarily have to be a single character. What is the rule
for deciding whether a single symbol needs one or more characters?

What happens if I find a font that has this as a single character, for

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: >

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