RE: Accented IJ

From: John Hudson (
Date: Thu May 01 2003 - 16:23:14 EDT

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    At 05:35 AM 5/1/2003, Kent Karlsson wrote:

    >For Dutch, (y-diaeresis) can be used instead of ij.

    No, the ij may *look* like y-diaeresis in some handwriting styles, and this
    may translate into a ligature glyph that resembles y-diaeresis, but the
    *character* y-diaeresis cannot be used to represent the sequence ij in the
    Dutch language.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

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