Re: U+0023

From: Johannes Bergerhausen (
Date: Fri Apr 01 2005 - 04:58:41 CST

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    >> 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?

    So the answer is obvious and not in dispute. A Degree Sign is a circle
    and doesn't harmonise with the N of Numero.

    > French rules of typography say the latter, N

    I worked for more than six years in Paris, the official french rules
    are coming more from typewriter than
    from typography. This time, the french rule is n'importe-quoi (makes
    no sense).

    Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany

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