From: David Sewell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 17 2007 - 15:38:23 CST
Hello from a first-time contributor.
I'm involved in preparing a digital edition of The Papers of Thomas
Jefferson, published in its print version by Princeton University Press.
This edition uses a special character for the "livre tournois" symbol.
The livre tournois was in use for several centuries, until the end of
the 18th century:
Here is a page scan of the abbreviations table from PTJ showing the
and a larger rescaled version of the symbol:
This is a request for feedback on whether it is worth submitting a
formal proposal for inclusion of this symbol; I can't find any record of
it having been discussed before. For historical currency symbols, what
sort of documentation would be considered the most helpful? A list of
modern publications where the symbol occurs? Supporting documentation
from one or more historians specializing in French history or the
history of European currencies?
-- David Sewell, Editorial and Technical Manager ROTUNDA, The University of Virginia Press PO Box 801079, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4318 USA Courier: 310 Old Ivy Way, Suite 302, Charlottesville VA 22903 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +1 434 924 9973 Web: http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/
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