Re: Latin J capital letter with caron

From: Andreas Prilop (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2008 - 09:05:23 CST

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    On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, António Martins-Tuválkin wrote:

    > 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!)

    I vaguely remember that someone (missionary?) invented a writing
    system in the 19th century for some language with long vowels.
    He used underlined vowels (a e i o u) because they could be
    easily written with a typewriter. Today it seems to be a better
    choice to use the vowels with macron instead.

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