Re: Sample of german -burg abbreviature

From: Peter Kirk (peterkirk@qaya.org)
Date: Sun Sep 26 2004 - 11:51:59 CST

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    On 26/09/2004 11:16, Jrg Knappen wrote:

    >...
    >
    >Note the fancy >>semi-cyrillic<< shape of the breve between the letters
    >b and g -- it is quite typical for this cartographic font. I don't know
    >what they do with a true breve (like in Romanian) since this atlas
    >transkribes all names into german.
    >
    >
    >
    This "semi-cyrillic" breve looks nothing like any of the real Cyrillic
    breves I have seen. For a start I have never seen any unsymmetrical
    ones. Is this unsymmetrical shape an regular part of this abbreviation?
    In that case this might be a distinct character from a breve.

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    Peter Kirk
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