Re: Tildes on vowels

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Aug 08 2002 - 11:33:46 EDT

Frank da Cruz <fdc at watsol dot cc dot columbia dot edu> wrote:

> Similarly for English. Old manuscripts often put a macron over a
> vowel to show it was followed by "n" or "m". They also have some
> other quirks like using y for thorn (even in handwriting) and various
> superscripts. Thus "Þe" ("The") might be written "Yⁱ".

I've also seen Yͤ, with a combining superscript e (U+0364) above the Y.

> (And if your Unicode font displayed that last one correctly it is
> definitely au courant :-)

If your Unicode font and engine can display Yͤ correctly, it is on the
*extreme* cutting edge. Can anyone even do this?

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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