Fwd: How to encode reversed section sign?

From: Andr Szabolcs Szelp (a.sz.szelp@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 06 2010 - 07:53:30 CDT

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    Please see Janusz' answers. (He pressed "reply" instead of "reply
    all", I suppose).
    /Sz

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    > From: jsbien@mimuw.edu.pl (Janusz S. Bień)
    > Date: 2010. augusztus 6. 14:50:58 GMT+02:00
    > To: André Szabolcs Szelp <a.sz.szelp@gmail.com>
    > Subject: Re: How to encode reversed section sign?
    > Reply-To: jsbien@mimuw.edu.pl
    >
    > On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 André Szabolcs Szelp <a.sz.szelp@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Hi, Janusz,
    >>
    >>
    >> it would be valueable information whether the reversed section sign
    >> encodes any other semantic than the normal one.
    >
    > It seemed to me that they are semantically different but now I think I
    > was wrong. I've checked the first edition of the dictionary and it
    > uses only one form of section sign.
    >
    >>
    >> It would help looking at the "key" of the dictionary which explains
    >> symbols and their usage,
    >
    > The very dictionary has practically no explicit explanations of
    > symbols
    > used.
    >
    >> as it might well be, that the typesetter ran
    >> out of normal section signs composing a page, and used that one
    >> instead.
    >
    > I think now it was probably the case.
    >
    >>
    >> On the other hand, if he had the reversed one at hand, that could
    >> mean
    >> that it was used otherwhere as well... but then, looking at the
    >> glyphs, this reversed one is definitely from a different typeface, so
    >> it still might be a "character substitution", to speak in digital
    >> manners of an analogue process....
    >
    > Thanks for you valuable comments.
    >
    > Janusz
    >
    > --
    > ,
    > dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW - Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra
    > Lingwistyki Formalnej)
    > Prof. Janusz S. Bien - Warsaw University (Department of Formal
    > Linguistics)
    > jsbien@uw.edu.pl, jsbien@mimuw.edu.pl, http://fleksem.klf.uw.edu.pl/~jsbien/



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