Re: Ie abbreviation character

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 11:56:05 EDT

At 16:33 +0200 2002-04-30, Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
>* Lars Marius Garshol
>| 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?
>* Michael Everson
>| You use your common sense.
>I think you got the pronouns wrong there. :) My common sense is
>obviously screwed up in this regard. (Basically I was trying to
>find out how to correct my common sense...)

Naaah. You think of it as one thing, but when you compare it to
similar things (like i.e. or .i. or e.g. or &c) you'll see that you
can decompose it into 9 + :.

Michael Everson *** Everson Typography ***

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