Re: Ligatures in Portuguese, French (was: ... Turkish and Azeri)

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Mon Jul 14 2003 - 14:03:58 EDT

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    On Sunday, July 13, 2003 10:21 PM, John Cowan <> wrote:

    > Michael Everson scripsit:
    > > > A good choice if you don't slash your DIGIT SEVENs and can make
    > > > your DIGIT ONEs sufficiently distinct.
    > >
    > > Eh? I *do* slash my DIGITs SEVEN and I use a single vertical stroke
    > > from my DIGITs ONE. The TIRONIAN SIGN ET as used in Ireland has no
    > > horizontal stroke.
    > I should have said "do slash your DIGIT SEVENs". So the glyph in the
    > Unicode 3.0 book is not typical of Irish practice? It seems to have a
    > horizontal stroke all right.

    In French too: children at school learn to use an horizontal stroke when
    drawing a digit seven, and the oblique stroke is often curved to become
    vertical at its central base (not placed at the left corner, and uses a
    small loop to connect to the top horizontal stroke. I have always used
    a medial horizontal stroke on my sevens, often starting it the top left
    corner with a tiny loop too to create a vertical serif...

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