Old Norse orthography

From: Tom Emerson (tree@basistech.com)
Date: Thu Sep 08 2005 - 19:25:37 CDT

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    Cleasby and Vigfusson's 1874 work "An Icelandic-English Dictionary"
    contains some characters that I haven't been able to find through
    Unicode 4.1.

    For example,


    The line containing the right-pointing hand (last full paragraph on
    the left column) contains a character that looks like a lower-case eth
    without the slash.

    On the previous page,


    bottom of the left column, there is a character referred to as an
    "inverted C", whose glyph is an inverted, mirrored C with an
    overbar. This appears to be the recently accepted U+2184 with a
    combining macron.

    On the same page, top of the right column, there are two runes that
    are not found in the 16A0 block: the mirrored "D" variant on dagaz
    (perhaps just a glyph variant of U+16DE?) and the right-pointing
    triangle for "Latin d".


    Tom Emerson                                          Basis Technology Corp.
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