From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jul 13 2003 - 01:21:32 EDT
Jim Allan scripsit:
> See http://www.adobe.com/type/topics/theampersand.html for a short
> history of the ampersand and some of its variations in modern computer
Unfortunately the explanation of the name "ampersand" given there
is exactly backwards: it is not "& per se and", but "and per se &".
Anglophones used to recite the alphabet by saying "... x, y, z, and
per se [by itself] &", pronounced of course "and per se and" and later
> Check common fonts like Trebuchet MS, Berkeley Book, Goudy Sans, Korinna
> and Univers for recognizable _Et_ ampersands.
I hand-write & by making a tall lower-case epsilon glyph and then drawing
a solidus over it.
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