14.0166 Latin abbreviation font

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Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 06:29:41 CUT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 166.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 07:17:51 +0100
             From: cbf@socrates.Berkeley.EDU
             Subject: Re: 14.0161 Latin abbreviation font: Abbreviationes

    All of which is true, but the 1530 Garamond Archaics comes very close to
    solving my student's particular problem.

    Note also, that a very large number of medieval abbreviations, as
    documented in Cappelli, are in fact made up of a combination of letters
    and various signs of abbreviation; so that number of discrete symbols
    needed is probably considerably smaller than those listed in Cappelli.

    Charles Faulhaber The Bancroft Library UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    (510) 642-3782 FAX (510) 642-7589 cfaulhab@library.berkeley.edu

    On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, Humanist Discussion Group wrote:

    > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 161.
    > Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
    > <http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/>
    > <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/>
    > Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 19:36:23 +0100
    > From: "Norman D. Hinton" <hinton@springnet1.com>
    > >
    > 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
    > Europe...

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