Re: Character identities

From: David Starner (
Date: Wed Oct 30 2002 - 13:03:03 EST

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    On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 10:53:10AM -0500, Alain LaBonté  wrote:
    > [Alain] However I agree with Kent. Let's say a text identified as German
    > quotes a French word with an U DIAERESIS *in the German text* (a word like
    > "capharnaüm"). It would be a heresy to show a macron in a printed text in
    > this context.

    It would be heresy not to change the font, since in the typesetting
    convention used with Fraktur fonts, French quotes were in set in Roman
    fonts different from the surrounding text.

    David Starner -
    Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom--
    A field where a thousand corpses lie. 
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