Re: Sample of german -burg abbreviature

From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (
Date: Thu Sep 08 2005 - 17:59:15 CDT

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    On 2004.10.02, 00:30, Kenneth Whistler <> wrote:

    > the *obvious* alternative:
    > you just design a ligature in it to represent the sequence
    > <0062, 0367, 0067>.

    This seems indeed the best way to go (IMOVVHO), *if* the said squiggle
    is indeed an "u". If not, as I suspect, but rather an all-purpose mark
    to differentiate similar letters (like the already mentioned German
    use of a U+016D-looking glyph for handwritten lowercase "u", otherwise
    identical to "n" -- note also that the orginal post mentioned that the
    abbreviation "bg" is added this mark when meaning "-burg", while "bg"
    alone means "-berg"), then the solution should be different, possibly
    using some kind of breve (double, single, combining, zero-width, what

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