From: Pim Blokland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 10:23:41 EDT
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.
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