From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 17 2008 - 14:39:58 CST
On 2008.01.16, 18:43, Adam Twardoch <firstname.lastname@example.org> quoted and
>> For other tall letter shapes, caron is often rendered as a comma next
>> to the ascender.
> That is only a Czech and Slovak local tradition, not a linguistically
> universal one.
And a local tradition which was originally a poor typesetter's hack (just
like "E’" instead of "É" in French, Portuguese and others). The same, BTW,
for the problem regarding cedilla/comma under "t" and "s" in Romanian and
It is ironical that what was once a hack grew to be the right thing to do
and that current more flexible systems have to go great lengths to emulate
the constrains of ancient technology…
(And it's plain ugly, too!)
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