Hebrew Vav Holam

From: Jony Rosenne (rosennej@qsm.co.il)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 00:53:57 EDT

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    I have not seen an answer to my question: Is the distinction from the Masora
    or later.

    The evidence you present supports a claim that some manuscripts and printers
    have been making the distinction for hundreds of years.

    However, the distinction is rare, and common use does not make it. This
    common use somewhat predates computers, and the disparaging remark is out of


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: unicode-bounce@unicode.org
    > [mailto:unicode-bounce@unicode.org] On Behalf Of Peter Kirk
    > Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 11:49 PM


    > For the two positions of holam on vav, the glyphs have been written
    > differently in MSS and by careful typographers for a thousand
    > years, but
    > some typographers and computer equipment make the glyphs identical,
    > probably originally as a shortcut.
    > --
    > Peter Kirk
    > peter.r.kirk@ntlworld.com
    > http://web.onetel.net.uk/~peterkirk/

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