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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
> Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 19:36:23 +0100
> From: "Norman D. Hinton" <email@example.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
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