From: Mark Davis (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 11 2003 - 12:44:31 EST
One cannot make such a black and white statement (correctly, at least). The
OED does use "Cæsar", for example. While most people would consider it
slightly old-fashioned to use that form, it is done.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher John Fynn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Unicode mailing list'" <email@example.com>
Cc: "John Cowan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 07:17
Subject: Re: FAQ entry (was: Looking for information on the UnicodeData
> "John Cowan" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Kent Karlsson scripsit:
> > > E.g., it is quite legitimate to render, e.g. LIGATURE FI as an f
> > > by an i, no ligation, whereas that is not allowed for the ae
> > > ligature/letter, nor for the oe ligature.
> > How do you know that? Either "Caesar" or "Cæsar" is good Latin.
> Hart's Rules:
> The combinations æ and œ should each be printed as two letters in Latin
and Greek words, e.g. Aeneid, Aeschylus, Caesar, Oedipus, Phoenicia; and in
English, as formulae, phoenix. Print e.g. oestrogen (where oe represents a
single sound), but, e.g., chloro-ethane (not chloroethane) to avoid
> In Old English words use the ligature Æ, æ, as Ælfric, Cædmon; and in
French use the ligature œ as in œuvre.
> The Chicago Manual of Style:
> 6.50 USE OF LIGATURES
> The ligatures æ and œ should not be used either in Latin or Greek words or
in words adopted into English from these languages
> - Chris
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