Re: Never say never

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 13:07:46 EST

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    At 18:38 +0100 2003-02-11, Marco Cimarosti wrote:

    >- code: U+213B
    >- name: FACSIMILE SIGN
    >- compatibility decomposition: U+0046 U+0041 U+0058
    >- translation in plain English: a character to encode the word "FAX", in all
    >capitals.

    Surely not. I am pretty sure that is the Icelandic word FAX, genitive
    FX, meaning 'mane'. (Cf Gandalf's horse "Shadowfax".) In this case
    it's the name that's misleading.

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    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com
    


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