From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 05 2006 - 13:04:56 CST
Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin wrote:
>>That CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER BE "shaped like GREEK SMALL LETTER DELTA"
>>is the standard cursive variant in russian handwriting
> Sure thing, but hardely usual in a non-cursive non-italics typeface as in
> the mentioned example < http://www.gov.khakasnet.ru/images/title.gif >.
Display lettering is often makes use of alternative forms, borrowing shapes from different
styles. André's point was surely that this form of the be is a recognised Russian form.
Like many other Russian letters, its distant origins may be Greek, but it is not
contemporary a borrowing from another script by the typographer. This form has been
present in the orthography, as a naturalised allograph, for a long time.
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