From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 09 2004 - 05:41:57 CDT
At 00:40 -0700 2004-06-09, Doug Ewell wrote:
>More importantly, mint marks, like currency signs, are indivisible
>entities. They aren't just ordinary letters with a combining mark, the
>way Ñ is just an N with a tilde over it. Take a look at the Web page
>James cited, with its screen shot of a numismatic database. You will
>see many mint mark images that cannot be created from any combination of
>existing Unicode characters.
But if some of them can?
>This is not an open-ended collection of glyphs.
I find that hard to believe.
>Coins, and ancient coins in particular, have
>been studied and categorized for centuries by
>experts, investors, and enthusiasts alike.
>There is widespread agreement as to which "glyph
>variations" represent the same abstract mint
What are the authoritiative printed sources listing them exhaustively?
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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