Re: U+0023

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Fri Apr 01 2005 - 04:44:27 CST

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    At 10:24 +0200 2005-04-01, Johannes Bergerhausen wrote:
    >Am 01.04.2005 um 02:10 schrieb Michael Everson:
    >
    >>It does suggest that the DEGREE sign is not
    >>"really" the right character for the second
    >>part of the Numero sign. In my view either
    >>U+1D52 or Masculine Ordinal would be preferable
    >>(if the latter has no underbar, since U+02E2
    >>has no underbar).
    >
    >From the typographic point of view, it is very clear:
    >U+00B0 Degree Sign is a small circle.
    >U+00BA Masculine Ordinal Indicator is a superscript latin small o.

    This is obvious, and not in dispute. The question
    is what should be used with N to form the Numero,
    N or N? French rules of typography say the
    latter, but if superscript s is used in the
    plural, it would seem that that rule is, well,
    odd.

    -- 
    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com
    


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