14.0161 Latin abbreviation font: Abbreviationes

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             Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 19:36:23 +0100
             From: "Norman D. Hinton" <hinton@springnet1.com>
             Subject: Re: 14.0154 Latin abbreviation font

    How very nice the Abbreviationes site is ! A kudos to Dr. Pluta: and
    notice that it contains over 60,000 medieval abbreviations -- the notion
    that there are only a few and they they will fit into one font, is
    wrong. Take a look at Cappelli, Lexicon abbreviaturum. Dizionario di
    abbreviature latine....del Medio-Evo...which contains over 140,000 such
    abbreviation marks. (Mine is the 5th edition, and I bought it in the
    1950s - I do not know how many editions there have been since then.)

    The "1530 Garamond " font is very nice (I once designed a Garamond font,
    years ago, so I know what it is supposed to look like), but it doesn't
    even scrape the surface of medieval Latin abbreviations, which varied
    with both time and place over more than a thousand years and all over

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