Re: Dutch IJ character

From: Pim Blokland (
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 10:23:41 EDT

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    Doug Ewell schreef:

    > > Dutch orthography has a grapheme/digraph in that used to
    > > be a separate key - a character - on Dutch typewriters.
    > Which key was it?

    Why, the ij key, of course. If I recall correctly, it was located
    somewhere to the right of the 9.
    (But that was a long time ago. It was back when typewriters didn't
    have ones and zeroes. You used to have to type lowercase l and
    uppercase O, respectively).
    And there was *no* uppercase IJ. Shift-ij produced a guilder sign.
    I remember that because when typing with all caps, I always had to
    cleanup afterwards and replace the ƒs with IJs.

    Pim Blokland

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