Re: Medievalist ligature character in the PUA

From: John W Kennedy (
Date: Fri Dec 25 2009 - 14:51:57 CST

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    On Dec 25, 2009, at 2:29 PM, Doug Ewell wrote:
    > For perhaps the wrong reason, this reminded me of:
    > NESTLÉ®
    > my canonical example of a plausible Latin-1 string that could be interpreted (wrongly, of course) as UTF-8. The last two characters are U+00C9 U+00AE, and the corresponding Latin-1 byte values 0xC9 0xAE are UTF-8 for ɮ U+026E LATIN SMALL LETTER LEZH.
    > I probably need a new canonical example, because this one isn't wholly realistic; Nestlé doesn't appear to be a registered trademark (the legal name appears to be Nestlé S.A.) and the name is not generally spelled with all-caps.

    Actually, it's "Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.", but that has no bearing on whether the bare word "Nestlé" is a trademark, which it in fact is. And it is often, as a logo, spelled with all-caps, too.

    John W Kennedy
    "The blind rulers of Logres
    Nourished the land on a fallacy of rational virtue."
      -- Charles Williams.  "Taliessin through Logres: Prelude"

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