Re: Letterforms based on p

From: Jim Allan (
Date: Tue Jun 10 2003 - 16:26:08 EDT

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    Noah Levitt posted in response to my indication that one could search
    for special symbols in the on-line OED:

    > How can one?

    The symbols available at are
    "searchable special characters used in the OED."

    The method to be used is explained at

    1. Open the Advanced search page by clicking the button at the base of
    the screen.

    2. Enter your search terms in the boxes in the usual way, except that if
    the word you are looking for contains an accented letter or other
    special character, enter its name instead of its plain letter
    equivalent, e.g. type caf#eacu# to find café.

    Accordingly, since the name of the per symbol is given as "per", one
    would enter #per# in a search field which one would get to from the main
    page at if one had an OED on-line subscription.

    Jim Allan

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